A Closer Look At Your 2011 401k Plan

by David Jenyns on September 26, 2011

You might already know that with your own 2011 401k plan, you get to have a retirement savings account that allows you to set aside a particular amount for your golden years. What a lot of people like about this particular plan is the fact that they get to choose the desired amount, in terms of their monthly contributions. It is very easy to understand the process when it comes to these said deposits because the amount is automatically deducted whenever they get their monthly paychecks. Because of the level of convenience that people get from this type of retirement plan, so many people have been taking advantage of the opportunity. If you want to be able to shape your future and ensure that you will have a decent amount of money during the future years, then this is the plan for you.

There is nothing to worry about because the regulations that come with this plan are easy to understand. The main points that you must keep in mind is that it is best to max out your contributions without going beyond the set limit, avoid early withdrawals, invest in a 401k cap in order for your money to grow even more. If you do your bit of research, you will find out that this year’s contribution is $16,500 for employees who are below 50 years of age and $22,000 for those 50 and above since they have an additional $5,500, known as the ‘catch up’ contribution. For best results, see to it that you do your part to ensure a smooth and fruitful flow all throughout the years.

By following the rules of only withdrawing when you reach the age of 59 and half, as well as setting aside a decent amount per month, you will definitely have a fruitful life during retirement. You will not feel pressured or pushed against the wall because there is no such thing as a 401k contribution deadline, which gives you utmost convenience. All you need to do is ensure that when it’s time to hand your employee badge, you will be able to live a happy life during retirement.


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