Ok, so it's pretty much a given that if you're somewhat young now, your retirement will probably have to be mostly or entirely self-funded and is likely to be later than 65, too.
What are your thoughts on:
1) percent of income to save (well obviously more is better and it's easier for higher earners to save a higher %...but what's your own goal or actual saving %?)
2) starting retirement savings vs. paying off student loans (> min payments) - which should come first?
3) what's your preferred vehicle(s) for your savings? Especially Canadian options, though a lot of things are similar.
4) What about shorter-term investing (e.g. starting a business, stock market, real estate, etc), or aiming for an early retirement? How does this balance with retirement savings?
5) Do you think you're on a good track for retirement? Late retirement? Early retirement?
6) Any comments or recommendations?
I'm aware there's tons of professional and nonprofessional advice out there, which I can (and do) look at every so often. But I'm interested in the opinions of people here.