The earlier you start your pension the better. Why?

Firstly, Pension investing is very tax efficient. 

For example, if you are a 40% tax payer;

If you invest EUR 120.00 | The Irish Government will invest EUR 80.00

There will then be a total investment into your pension of EUR 200.00

Secondly,  the power of investment returns and compounding!

The attached graphic above shows that if you were prepared to commit to investing EUR 120.00 a month from age 25, than at age 65 you could potentially have a fund of EUR 186,000

- over a 40 year period a 25 year old will generate a 60% greater return than a person starting 10 years later!

- over a 40 year period a 25 year old will generate a 180% greater return than the person who waits until they are 45.

IMPORTANT – Even if you are 45 and have not started a pension investment plan there is still time to catch up!

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This article was written by Rory Nelson, founder of Nelson Life. Rory is celebrating 20 years in financial planning this year. Professional qualifications include; UCD Specialist Diploma in Wealth Management, Pension Trustee Practitioner PTP, UCD Professional Certificate in Stockbroking,UCD Professional Certificate in Asset Management (SIA),  QFA FLIA, Pensions Diploma, Mortgage Advice Diploma, CFP module – Tax & Estate Planning and has a degree in BA Accounting & Finance. He has regularly participated in national financial press.

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