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How to Kickstart Your Retirement Saving Halfway Through Your Career Realizing you could have been saving more in your 20s? Start with these smart habits and see return soon.

By Brittney Castro

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If you're nearing the middle of your career and saying to yourself, wow, I want to save more than I have for retirement, Entrepreneur Network partner Brittney Castro recommends a few tips to get you started in the saving process.

First off, no matter how little the amount, begin saving as soon as possible. Whether the amount you're putting in is $50 or $500, the idea is to get the ball rolling and make sure these payments are automatic. If your money is situated inside an investment fund and not sitting in around your house, you will be able to apply further practices, like looking at how balanced your financial pursuits are between risk and reward.

Importantly, look at any action you're taking in your financial journey -- including setting up an account itself -- as a small accomplishment worth celebrating.

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Brittney Castro

Founder and CEO of Financially Wise Women

Brittney Castro is the founder and CEO of Financially Wise Women, a Los Angeles-based financial planning firm whose mission is to teach women and couples in their 30s and 40s the art of managing their money the fun and simple way.

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