Show people a rendering of what their face might look like at 65 and they increase their savings by 33%

Yep, you read that right. A study found that working age American’s would increase their retirement savings by 33% (50% in another study) if shown a rendering of what they might physically look like at 65 versus those not shown a rendering. Here’s the full article:

ING Direct’s Personal Finance Talk Replay

Also, a number of readers emailed asking if there would be a replay of the Personal Finance Chat hosted by ING Direct Canada last week. To recap, it was a panel discussion with myself, Ellen Roseman, Dan Bortolotti and Rubina Ahmed-Haq. They have provided a link to watch the replay for anyone interested:

As you can see from the picture below, big words make Dan fall asleep.

Preet Banerjee
Preet Banerjee an independent consultant to the financial services industry and a personal finance commentator. You can learn more about Preet at his personal website and you can click here to follow him on Twitter.
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  • Canadian Couch Potato

    Well played, Banerjee. Well played.

  • Ken

    So, the first agenda item is any class on personal finance should be to show participants under 30 a picture if themselves at 65. I love it!

    • Preet

      Not a bad idea Ken – then show them how much they might buy a house for and compare that to how much they will pay in interest for it.

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