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10 mistakes you're making in your 401(k)

Maximize your retirement savings by avoiding these common pitfalls.

Monday - 10/20/2014, 05:45am EDT

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5 401(k) gotchas to avoid

Between employer contributions and the ability to defer income tax on your own contributions, 401(k) plans often help you come out ahead in retirement saving. However, high fees, expensive investments, poor plan design and a lack of company contributions can sometimes diminish these benefits.

Monday - 09/22/2014, 09:45am EDT

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Poll: Half of older workers delay retirement plans

Stung by a recession that sapped investments and home values, but expressing widespread job satisfaction, older Americans appear to have accepted the reality of a retirement that comes later in life and no longer represents a complete exit from the workforce. Some 82 percent of working Americans over 50 say it is at least somewhat likely they will work for pay in retirement, according to a poll released Monday by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.

Monday - 10/14/2013, 10:38am EDT

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Alternatives to 401K savings

Financial planners always tout the benefits of 401K savings plans. But under some circumstances, savers might be better off putting their money elsewhere.

Saturday - 08/10/2013, 01:19pm EDT

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Many Americans dip into retirement accounts early

A 401(k) is meant to go untouched until a person retires, but more than a quarter of Americans use their retirement accounts to pay current expenses.

Tuesday - 01/15/2013, 07:07am EST

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401K balances spike despite economic recovery troubles

The economic recovery may be slow, but 401K balances are at a 12-year high. The average account balance has jumped to nearly $76,000.

Sunday - 11/11/2012, 08:46am EST

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