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Forget Double Your Salary—Here's What You Should Really Have By The Time You're 35

By Mark LoProto

If you’re approaching your mid-30’s, chances are you’re in a perpetual state of panic regarding retirement and the cobwebs forming in your bank account. Exacerbating the anxiety, MarketWatch published an article on May 12th that suggested by age 35, you should have twice your salary saved. The immediate response to it wasn’t favorable, with people chiming in stating things like: “I think you meant to say, by 35 you should have debt twice your salary,” and “When did my mom start writing articles?”