How To Save For College and Retirement At The Same Time

By Jonathan Stern

Alex Benke is director of advice products for Betterment and someone trying to save something for his own two children. He says you can’t always get what you want, but you can get what you need (well, he didn’t say that, Mick Jagger did, but it’s paraphrasing). The steps for saving—whether it’s for college tuition or someone to change your colostomy bag in 60 years—are the same. The amount you need to be saving is staggering. So you either start selling meth to the cartel now, or use Benke’s financial wisdom to put yourself in the best position possible.

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This article originally published January 20th, 2016 on Fast Company.