Investing Specialists

Do You Have Enough to Retire?

Christine Benz

Social media went bonkers a few weeks ago in response to a Marketwatch article that discussed savings benchmarks for people in their 30s.

That piece sparked a bumper crop of sarcastic tweets about other milestones you should expect to hit by age 35. (My favorite, from @LoriG: "By age 35 you should have a huge box of cables but you can't throw them out because you're pretty sure you still need a couple of them but you're not sure which ones.") Karen Wallace penned a practical follow-up about how 30-somethings can hit their savings targets using a combination of their own contributions, employer matching dollars, and reasonable returns.