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A Visual Explanation of Why You Should Save in Your 20s

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When you’re a young professional, everyone’s always telling you to save.

But it’s not easy to save on an entry-level salary, when you’re trying to make it on your own for the first time, especially if you’ve gotta pay back student loans.

Besides, does it REALLY matter if you save this year? It’ll be fine if you start saving next year instead, right?

This infographic from Lifetuner does the “save now” mantra justice, showing exactly why you should make the extra effort to save THIS year. Check out how much more the 20-something worker (Mary) has saved by the time she turns 65. The benefits of compound growth are massive.

So here’s our question for you: Is it possible to save 10 percent of what you make when you’re a young professional? Are you managing it? Got any tips for your peers? Let us know in the comments!

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  • Danny Rubin

    Love this! The key is to be consistent month-to-month. Setting up automatic withdrawals make it really easy.

  • Remen Raj
  • Shantanu Chauhan

    Good explanations via infographics, you can get more infographics which is based on scientist studies.

  • Huy Nguyen
  • Fabio L. Barbieri

    What happens when the economy hits a low again and your money is halved like it did this time?

  • Nguyên Trưởng Đào