How Much Should You Contribute to Your Retirement?

There are a lot of smart people in this world and a lot of people that are willing to help others because they want to. Now, I'll admit, I'm not the brightest bulb on the tree, but I do have my strengths. I also know my weaknesses. One of them is finances.

Now, don't get me wrong, I'm not a financial train wreck, but when it comes to numbers, I run and hide. This is why I got into journalism because in the college business program, I couldn't take the statistics and accounting courses. It just wasn't my thing.

One of the guys I've gotten to know through social media is Mike Langford, who apparently paid attention in accounting and statistics.

Mike's using social media to showcase his experience in the finance industry and does it in a way that makes the concept of saving and investing, accessible. Basically, Mike delivers the content in way that even a anti-numbers guy like me can understand.

His first video post outlines the basic principles of saving for your retirement. It's simple math, but Mike provides some good tips.

What are your thoughts on saving for retirement?