Tuesday, July 24, 2007

5 Mistakes That Can Tax Your 401(k)

These day’s it is essential to put into a 401(k), or some other type of retirement plan, if you want to be able to comfortably retire. The problem, however, is that people don’t take the time or effort to fully understand their plan to ensure maximum benefits. "Too many workers set up their 401(k) plan and then just forget about it," claims Glenn Kautt, a financial planner. USA Today.com has an interesting article on the five most common mistakes people make with their 401(k) that can result in a tax liability. The five mistakes include: rejecting free money, loading up on company stock, chasing performance, investing too conservatively, and failing to fine-tune.

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