All of these savings plans are unimaginatively named after sections of the federal tax code and they all work about the same way: Defer part of your current income into a tax shelter, where the money can grow unmolested by the IRS until you withdraw it. Avoiding taxes when the money goes in means you have more money to save and you'll enjoy supercharged compounding along the way.
You don't have to be a Wall Street wizard to make a 401(k) work its magic. This tutorial will explain you how to estimate your needs and
- Make a Plan
The first step to effectively using your 401(k) is to assess your retirement needs.
- Padding Your 401(k)
Try these money-saving moves to help boost you contributions.
- Just Do It
The best strategy is to contribute as much as you can as early as you can.
- Know the Rules
There are all sorts of regulations controlling how money goes in and comes out of a 401(k). Knowing them is crucial.
- Don't Borrow Trouble
Thinking about borrowing from your 401(k)? Be careful.