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Are You Leaving Money on the 401(k) Table?

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Contributing to a 401(k) plan is good, right? Then contributing the maximum possible to a 401(k) is even better. However, there is one small mistake we see people making that can have a surprisingly big impact over time: hitting the maximum they can contribute before the final paycheck of the year. It may be best to illustrate the mechanics of this with an example. Consider someone making $125,000 per year, paid out as $5,208 gross twice per month. If that person decides to save 18% of his or her salary, he or she would contribute $938 every paycheck and would…

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