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It’s never too early to start saving for retirement

couple saving for retirement
August 29, 2017

By Maggie Tomasek

The one sentiment echoed by a huge number of the 4,000-plus entrants of our recent Smartest Financial Decision Contest was the importance of saving for retirement. Bottom line: It’s never too early to start.

We’ve compiled some of the top retirement savings entries in order to pass along the smart-money knowledge:


Maggie Tomasek is the PR and Social Media Specialist at Alliant. She began her career as a journalist for newspapers in Utica, N.Y., Des Moines and Cincinnati before moving to Chicago in 2009. Maggie is a six-time Chicago Marathon finisher and a lifelong creative writer with a passion for comedy. Her mom instilled in her a great sense of fiscal responsibility, and her big sister told her to throw that responsibility out the window every once in a while in the name of life experience. So far, that combination of financial advice has worked out pretty well for her.