How to save twice your salary by age 35

We walk through exactly what's required to hit this savings benchmark (hint: it's not sorcery)

Karen Wallace 19 September, 2019 | 2:08AM

Millennials laughing

An investment-related topic on Twitter last year stoked outrage. The incredulous tweets were in response to a MarketWatch article that suggested that by age 35, you should have twice your salary saved.

Many Twitter users weren't having it. The reactions ranged from "I didn't have that much saved in my 30s!" to "Well, I'm never retiring, apparently." One of my favorite tweets was this one: "Listen. Meghan Markle wasn't a duchess til age 36 so stop telling me what I should have by age 35."

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Karen Wallace

Karen Wallace  Karen Wallace, CFP® is Morningstar’s director of investor education.