Saving Aggressively

Physician's Money Digest, August31 2004, Volume 11, Issue 16

Let's say your retirement account isinsufficient and you're not getting anyyounger—sound familiar, doctor?Before you know it, you reach age 50and your chances of amassing a sizeablenest egg are looking bleak. Respectedfinancial journalist Jane Bryant Quinnoffers this suggestion: Save aggressively;don't invest aggressively. Many peopletry to make up for lost time by bettingon volatile stocks that are as likely toplunge as they are to go up. Better tosave until it hurts, putting as much as20% of your income in investments andadjusting your spending to what's left.This is especially true if overspending iswhat caused you to get a late start onretirement saving. Unless you changeyour spending patterns, you won'tchange your saving habits.