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Roth 401K Basics
Mon, 05/23/11 | 42 Comments
Roth 401K Basics

The invest in a Roth IRA or 401K post from last week triggered a number of questions from readers. I wanted to highlight and discuss one of them, in particular.
It comes from reader, Sandi, who …

Invest in a Roth IRA or 401K?
Tue, 05/17/11 | 17 Comments
Invest in a Roth IRA or 401K?

It may seem like common knowledge to some, but the question on whether one should invest in a Roth IRA or a 401K is BY FAR the most common question I get from young professionals …

Zero of My Peers Invest Outside of their 401K?! Why Aren’t You?
Wed, 03/9/11 | 47 Comments
Zero of My Peers Invest Outside of their 401K?! Why Aren’t You?

When it comes to investing in your 401K, your options are limited to what your plan administrator decides to let you choose from – usually a mix of mutual funds with varying degrees of stock …

Does your 401K Match Up Against the Averages?
Mon, 03/7/11 | 53 Comments
Does your 401K Match Up Against the Averages?

Those who have worked at more than one employer in their career have likely come to the realization that employer 401K matching is wildly inconsistent.
I have worked at employers who have matched anywhere from 2% …

The Hidden 401K Fees that Might Steal Years from your Retirement
Tue, 01/4/11 | 7 Comments
The Hidden 401K Fees that Might Steal Years from your Retirement

401K Fee Secrets
Did you know that your employer-sponsored 401K plan is able to charge you fees beyond the management fees of the funds that you invest in? It’s the dirty little secret of 401K plans. …

2011 IRS Maximum Allowed 401k Contribution Announced
Sun, 10/31/10 | 82 Comments
2011 IRS Maximum Allowed 401k Contribution Announced

Update: the 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016 401K maximum contribution amounts have now been released since this post was written. What follows is for 2011.

This past week, the IRS 2011 401K maximum announcement finally …


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