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Subject:  Re: Beginning Retirement Investing Date:  2/19/2013  12:57 PM
Author:  Watty56 Number:  71433 of 79743

Check out this book.

http://www.amazon.com/Bogleheads-Guide-Investing-Taylor-Lari...

It is a very good starting book.

1) How much is a good average % of income to begin saving with? I would like to get used to saving a certain amount that way I do not live above my means right now while I have very little expenses (No wife, kids, etc).

The big thing now is to save up enough outside your retirement accounts so that you do not get into trouble with debt in an emergency and that you can eventually pay cash for all your cars. There is no hurry to buy a house(and LOTS of reasons not to at your age) but you can starting for one now so that you will have the option to buy one with 20% down later so you can avoid PMI is also worth doing. The