We all know that we should be saving more money for retirement, but how do you make that happen? How do you go from nothing to maxing out all our tax-advantaged savings options like your employer sponsored retirement plan or individual retirement account (IRA)?
As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, my wife and I have been on this path for sometime. I’m proud to say that we currently have reached the maximum amount allowed for my 401k and for our Roth IRA’s. It wasn’t easy, but looking back I’m sure glad we did it!
So what steps did we take along the way to get to this point? Here is the strategy we used: