Why millennials aren’t saving more for retirement

By Staff | November 30, 2015 | Last updated on November 30, 2015
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While 57% of clients under age 34 would ideally like to retire by the time they turn 60, only 27% think that’s realistic, with 70% expecting to have to work well into their old age, finds a TD survey.

The survey also finds that 78% of millennials aren’t saving for retirement because they don’t earn enough.

Read: Canadians struggle to afford kids, property

You can help young clients out by advising them to take full advantage of employer contribution-matching programs, and setting up automatic withdrawals from their accounts.

To learn more about how young investors think about money, read our interview with a 23-year-old investor.

My generation has different consumption habits from previous generations. Because some of us don’t have the stable, long-term jobs that support large mortgage and car payments, we’ve helped feed the condo craze, as well as services like car sharing.

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