Photo of Ray Ferrara CFP Ray Ferrara CFP Nov 20, 2020

As long as you have been a working adult, you have probably heard over and over that you need to be saving for your retirement. You have probably even heard this from us more than once. That is because saving for your retirement as early as possible helps you generate wealth over the years to build a comfortable retirement nest egg. However, some people put so much into saving that they are wondering if they are saving too much.

As it turns out, yes, you can save too much.

How can you save too much for retirement?

The amount of money you should be saving for retirement depends on a number of factors, such as:

  • What is your current income?
  • What do you predict your retirement income will be?
  • What do you want to do in retirement?
  • What do you want to leave in your estate?
  • What are your health care needs?

You can never really have too much money in your retirement savings, but it is possible to be saving too much right now, impacting your ability to live a fruitful daily life. 

No one can tell you when you are or are not saving too much. That is ultimately for you to decide. If you are not sure if you need to keep saving what you are saving or cut back, ask yourself the following questions:

  • Is it straining my budget to meet my savings goals each month?
  • Am I unable to enjoy life right now because I am too busy planning for life in the future?
  • Do I already have enough saved to cover my predicted needs during retirement?
  • Do I have a plan for supplemental income during retirement?
  • Do I know when I want to claim Social Security benefits?

We understand that making retirement saving decisions can be challenging. That is why we recommend working through these questions and how to save with a personal financial advisor who can get to know your situation and develop a plan to help you reach your short-term and long-term goals.

Talk to a ProVise CFP® professional about saving for your retirement

Saving for your retirement is one of the best and most important decisions you can make, but it is also very challenging to navigate on your own. With the help of a financial professional, you can create a financial plan for reaching your retirement goals and having enough finances to continue enjoying your life now.

At ProVise Management Group, our CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professionals can get to know you and your current financial circumstances, goals, risk tolerance and personal values to help you develop a plan that works for you. We can also create a written plan for you at a fiduciary standard of care. All our written plans come with an unconditional money-back guarantee. If you are unhappy with your written plan, you can return it to us, and we will refund 100% of the fee paid.

Are you ready to talk to a professional about saving for your retirement? Contact ProVise today to schedule a complimentary consultation.