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The 401k Mini-Guide: Part III

The 401k Mini-Guide: Part III

Congratulations!  If you’ve made it this far then you’re fully enrolled within your 401k.  The path to successful retirement savings is well within your grasp. But just because the heavy lifting is complete doesn’t mean that you can just throw away those 401k Statements you will be getting every month (actually you should be shredding them).  As you stash away portions of every paycheck there are some things that will still require some monitoring on your part depending on the…

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The 401K Mini-Guide: Part II

The 401K Mini-Guide: Part II

How Do I Start Participating? Now that you have a couple reasons to get excited over participating in your company’s 401k, what’s the process to actually get enrolled? Well let us start at square one shall we and that would be your eligibility to enroll. First of all you actually need to be eligible to participate in the plan.  Your eligibility depends on a number of factors that typically vary from company to company.  Here are a few of the…

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The 401k Mini-Guide: Part I

The 401k Mini-Guide: Part I

Starting a new job can be an exciting endeavor.  New company policies being thrown at you, learning the names of your coworkers and pinpointing the location of the coffee machine will probably take priority as you begin to get settled in. However there’s one aspect of the job that is often overlooked by most when starting at a new employer and it can be one of the most important tools regarding your future financial security.  That my friends would be…

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