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Get the Most Out of Your 401(k) Retirement Plan

If your employer offers a 401(k) retirement plan and makes contributions to it on your behalf, you have a leg up in retirement investing. The suggestions in the following list can help you get the most [more…]

Taking Money Out of Your 401(k) Early

Make taking money out of your 401(k) retirement account your last option. The consequences of early withdrawals from your 401(k) hurt your current tax situation and your future investment potential. Keep [more…]

401(k)s For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Knowing how to build your 401(k) retirement plan; devising investment strategies; and making the most of your plan all help to financially secure your path to retirement. During economic difficulties, [more…]

ETFs and 401(k) Plans

Not many 401(k) retirement plans offer ETFs, but the market is “exploding” according to one industry insider. You’d think that would make lovers of ETFs jump for joy. Maybe not! [more…]

How to Borrow from Your 401(k)

You can borrow from your 401(k) only if your plan document allows you to borrow for the specific reason you have in mind. Some 401(k) plans permit borrowing for any reason, but most permit loans only for [more…]

What Does Retirement Mean to You?

Picturing yourself in retirement may be difficult. Retirement may feel so many years away that you can’t even fathom the idea of ever being able to retire. Or possibly you’re middle-aged and feel that [more…]

How Much Money Do You Need to Retire?

If you’re wondering how much money you need to retire, the quick answer that most financial advisors would tell you is 60 to 80 percent of your final working years’ income to maintain your standard of [more…]

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