When should I start saving up for my retirement?

When should I start saving up for my retirement?

If you’ve ever wondered when to start saving up for your retirement, the answer is easy: as soon as possible. Why? Because the sooner you start saving, the more time you’ll have to make your savings grow and work for you. Save systematically and ask for advice if you have any doubts. We can help!

It’s only normal to want to be prepared for what’s to come. So many people think of their retirement as a time to enjoy life comfortably, but you need savings for this, so starting as soon as possible is the best way to build a nice little nest egg. As they saying goes, it’s never too late... 

Building a nest egg for your future is crucial and doing it as soon as possible, in a constant, systematic way is essential to have a good pension pot. Time and perseverance are your allies in adding extra funds to your state-paid pension. 

It’s important to remember that the sooner you start saving, the longer your money will work for you. It’s about giving your savings time to grow. If you start early, it won’t be as hard and your funds will be much bigger when it’s time to retire. Why? Because, by investing long term, the prospects for the return on equity investments will be higher, among other aspects.

It’s essential to ask for advice and know, for instance, how much you’ll get paid by the government when you retire. Without a doubt, planning your savings well will help have a higher standard of living once you retire.




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  • How much should I save every month for my retirement?

    • There isn’t a specific amount to save, but we do advise you to put aside at least 10% of your monthly salary and go increasing it as your salary rises over time.

  • What should I do to have a good pension pot?

    • People often ask themselves what to do to have a good pension pot, but there isn’t a specific guide for this. What you really need is the help of an expert advisor or to draw up a plan with a pension scheme early on. We advise you to get going early on. So how do you prepare for your retirement? Some tips are first thinking about how you'd like to live when you retire. Estimate how much pension you’ll receive from the government, taking into account important factors like inflation and your return or risk profile. Look into pension schemes and set up the one that best fits your needs and persevere and be patient to avoid touching the nest egg you’re building for your retirement. 

  • How long do I need to contribute to the Social Security institution to get 100% of my pension?

    • It depends on how old you are when you retire and the contributions made to the Social Security institution during your working life. The retirement age in Spain will increase gradually until 2027, when it will be 67 years. In 2018, the retirement age was 65 years and 6 months if you wanted to receive 100% of your pension.

  • What will happen if I become unemployed or my business closes down?

    • There’s the option of paying the contributions yourself through special agreements with the Social Security authorities to keep being entitled to your pension. Ask one of our advisors or staff members. 

  • How is the widow/widower’s pension stipulated?

    • The deceased must have been registered with the Social Security institution and paying contributions to it for a certain time. The calculation basis depends on the deceased’s situation (active worker or pensioner) and the cause of their death (common contingency or workplace contingency). Feel free to ask for advice.

  • When should I start saving up for my retirement?

    • There isn’t a specific age to start saving up for your retirement. But there is a maximum age accepted and recommended by any advisor: the sooner you start, the better, because it will require far less effort. Therefore, as soon as you have some savings capacity, like for example at 30, you should start saving up or even before if possible.

  • How can I retire at 55?

    • Generally speaking, you can’t retire at 55, as you need to reach the minimum age to be entitled to a forced retirement pension, which is four years before the legal retirement age.

  • How to get the best pension possible?

    • Firstly, you have to take into account your age, savings and income. We advise you to bear in mind all the keys to getting the best pension possible. Age is a determining factor in receiving your retirement pension, based on the number of years you’ve been paying contributions to the Social Security institution and the increased minimum age. As we know, the higher life expectancy has also meant an increase in the number of years you will be receiving said pension. Also, putting some money aside every month, as if it were a fixed expense, will be essential to build a nest egg that will add to your pension. With time and perseverance, you’ll be able to make those savings work for you and get the best return possible. 

  • How do I know if I’m entitled to a pension?

    • In order to be eligible for a pension, you must have paid contributions to the Social Security institution and have been working for the minimum time set to receive a pension. You can ask for this information online, through the Social Security website.