As you get closer to retirement, you might be overwhelmed with different feelings about life after work. Sometimes you’re happy and excited, and at other times you feel worried and anxious. Although you look forward to leaving work for good, you often get that deep, sinking feeling your golden years might not be so golden. So instead of doing something about it, you stick your head in the sand and try not to think about it.
It might relieve some of your worries for the short term. But at some point you’ll be forced to face reality. Here are the top nine warning signs you’re failing to save enough money for retirement.
1. You have a sense of dread
Do retirement worries keep you up at night? Are you having dreams of being forced to go back to work and spend most of your waking hours in a drab cubicle farm? When you think about retirement you should be filled with excitement, not dread. If you’re burdened with crushing anxiety about your retirement, you’re likely not squirreling away enough cash. Instead of closing your eyes, crossing your fingers, and hoping everything will turn out OK, do your part and plan ahead.
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