Am I too young to start saving for retirement?

It's never too early to start saving for retirement. In fact, the sooner you start, the better. The earlier you begin saving, the more time your money has to grow. And the more money you have when you retire, the more comfortable your retirement will be.

Of course, you don't have to start saving for retirement right away. If you're just starting out in your career, you may not have a lot of extra money to put towards savings. That's okay. Just start with what you can and increase your contributions as your career (and your income) progress.

There are a few different ways to save for retirement. One is to open a Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP). An RRSP is a special type of savings account that offers tax breaks on the money you contribute. The money you contribute to an RRSP can be invested in a variety of ways, including stocks, bonds and mutual funds.

Another way to save for retirement is to open a Tax-Free Savings Account (TFSA). A TFSA is a savings account where you don't pay taxes on the money you contribute or on the interest and investment earnings you make. Like an RRSP, you can invest your TFSA money in a variety of ways.

You can also save for retirement outside of a special savings account. For example, you could start investing in a regular brokerage account. Or you could set up a regular savings account and earmark it for retirement.

No matter how you choose to save, the important thing is to start now. The sooner you start saving for retirement, the more time your money has to grow. And the more money you have when you retire, the more comfortable your retirement will be.

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Always seek advice from your financial planner. If you are a member of one of the BC Public Sector Pensions plans, you can see what the Pension Corporation says about your situation. Their pages provide a detailed summary of your options.