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Reach your retirement savings goals by planning wisely

Reviewing these tips can help you get started.  If your workplace retirement plan does not have a salary deferral feature – not all plans do – refer to your Summary Plan Document for more information.  Many companies only offer Profit Sharing or Money Purchase Pension Plans. 

Here’s how to take advantage of your company’s 401(k) plan.

Once you decide to participate, saving becomes automatic. Every pay period, the percentage of your paycheck you have selected goes into your retirement account.

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Four Reasons to Save in Your Workplace Retirement Plan

Start saving as early as you can.

The sooner you start, the more time your money has to grow.

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Choose a variety of investment options.

You’ll often hear about the importance of “asset allocation” in your retirement account. Asset allocation is a way to control risk because you divide your contribution among different investment options available to you through your employer’s plan. In other words, it isn’t wise to put all your eggs in one basket.

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Set priorities.

How can you save for everything you need—house, car, college tuition, retirement? The key is to set priorities and optimize your savings.
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Schwab Savings Fundamentals