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You may think that you can make more money by investing outside of your 401K, but that is misleading. If you are eligible to contribute to your 401K plan then your first investment dollars should be an option within that plan. Don’t be tempted by short term gains elsewhere until you have contributed up to [...]


*Scared to open your 401K statement? *Don’t think you will ever recover from the losses? *Too many investment choices and don’t know how to evaluate? This ebook will help you open your statement, figure out your 401k contribution limits and gain confidence-knowing that your money is working for you- in your time frame, with your [...]


Part of a good 401k  plan and retirement plan, is making sure that both spouses have enough retirement income that will last their whole lives. Because women live longer than men and make less, should they invest more aggressively to get the 401K maximum? Think about this as you manage your 401k assets. Want a $500.00 [...]


The U.S. Department of Labor wants to expand accountability for employer-sponsored retirement plans to investment advisers. The proposed ruled announced today would broaden the definition of “fiduciary” to further protect 401(k) participants from conflicts of interest, such as investment advisers recommending an option that brings in higher fees or promotes their own firm’s funds, according [...]


401K contribution limits for 2010 are $16,500 for employees. Employer contributions are limited to 6% of the employee’s pre-tax compensation under the 401k rules.  If you are 50 and older, you can contribute an addition $5,500 for a total of $22,000. For example, if you earned $100,000, you could contribute a maximum of $16,500 in [...]


Check your 401K plan summary plan description for 401K rules about taking a distribution while you are working.Your employer can tell you the 401k contribution limits, when you vest, and how much you can take out. Of course 401k rules only let you do this if you are past age 59.5 or the 401K penalties [...]

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Think You Can’t Afford to Contribute to Your 401K?- Think Again

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Many people worry about contributing to their 401K.  Your employer can tell you when you vest and what your 401k contribution limits are. Many people think that can’t afford to contribute. They worry that they won’t be able to live on the lesser amount of income. What they don’t realize is that if they contribute [...]

The 401K Maximum- How to Get Maximum 401K Value

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Ok- everyone wants their 401K account to go up in value all of the time- right? Well, fat chance. Markets go up and down all the time and lately it’s more down than up. So hang in there because what goes around comes around again and again. Here are some tips to smooth out the [...]

401K Contributions-Automatic Savings for Now and Later

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You can contribute to a 401K plan that your employer provides through your paycheck. The money will be deducted from your paycheck and put into your 401K account before you pay taxes on it. Sounds scary? Nah, you won’t miss it. You are an adult now and you are saving money for your future. Go [...]

What Are the 2010 401K Contribution Limits?

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Your 401K contribution limits increase every year. Although in tough economic times like this it is hard to save, the 401K plan , which is provided by your employer can be a great tool to help you not only save money for the future but provide tax savings in the present. Because you contribute with [...]

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