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Finance / Investing

Why Saving for Retirement Is a Waste of Time and Money

You should invest for the future, not save for retirement.
- VIP Contributor
Founder and CEO of Financially Wise Women
2 min read
Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own.

Some people get overwhelmed by the concept of saving for retirement. But, Entrepreneur Network partner Brittney Castro explains it shouldn't be about only saving -- it should be about investing and compound interest. That's why her first step of preparing for retirement is to open up an investment account, add money and invest it.

Most people go wrong here. They think that once their money is in an investment account, they are automatically receiving interest. That's not the case -- you still need to decide which investment you want to buy into. It's usually a good idea to consult with a financial planner for this step.

Click play to learn more about how you should start your investment account and prepare for retirement.

Related: The Basics of Financial Planning

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