On the first day of this year, tech executive and author David Bressler had a note on his calendar to start contributing more to his retirement accounts.

Bressler is turning 50 later this year but he’s already capitalizing on what experts say is one of the most important things 50-somethings can do for their retirement savings: catch up.

Even the industry demonstrates this — employer-sponsored retirement accounts and individual retirement accounts have “catch-up contributions,” which allow investors to put away more money in their accounts beginning the year that investor turns 50.

“You have to do what you can to plan for the future,” Bressler said. “You a…
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