BOSTON ( TheStreet) -- I finished college in the early 1990s and, much like today, it was not the most auspicious time to graduate. Jobs were scarce, salaries were low and bonuses were few and far between.Luckily, I got a job and, despite a tight budget, one of my first priorities was to save 10% of my income every year and put it toward retirement. Planning for retirement at such an early age may be difficult, especially during a slow economy, but there are so many benefits it's worth scrounging a bit while you're young to reap the rewards later.
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