This week at work, the company announced that it had made its annual 401k contributions to each employee’s account. Some companies actually post the employer contribution at the same time as the employee contribution, but more and more are switching to one annual contribution instead (like what my employer does). It’s always nice to log in to my account and see the big one-time jump from the employer contribution. I know that my contributions during the year are important, but seeing the company match helps validate the importance of my contributions even more.
Even though I work at a bank among (you’d think) very financial-minded people, I am always amazed and somewhat disappointed at how many people really don’t know much at all about their 401k plans. There are a lot of people that set up their investments when they were first hired and haven’t looked at them since. There are a lot of people that have no idea what funds they are investing in. There are a lot of people that don’t know how much they are investing. And there are fewer people still that know the expense ratios of the funds they are invested in. Stay tuned for my post next week about the importance of 401k rebalancing.
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