Why do employers require you to spread your 401(k) contributions throughout the year to get the maximum match?
I think the title says it all. I can't see any reason employers have to incentivize employees to contribute to their 401(k) evenly throughout the year. Instead couldn't they use a relatively simple ...
Referring to How 401(k) plans work: What does "pre-tax" really mean? Let's do the math to see the advantage of pre-tax saving. For example, you may decide you want to put $200 into your ...
I have a situation like this: I worked for an employer this year from January to May and contributed $14,500 to my 401K. There was no matching from this employer. In mid-May time frame, I changed ...
This year, 401k contributions are capped at $17,000 per person. So let's say somebody contributes this amount and is matched maybe 8% by their employer each contribution period. Can the total amount ...
The 401K program offered by my employer doesn't include a company match. Should I participate in the plan? What are the criteria one should use for estimating the worth of the situation?
Suppose I max out my 401(k) really early. This avoids the risk that if I lose the job I would have lost the chance to contribute to it fully. However there is another risk. My company doesn't match. ...
When my employer makes a contribution to an employee 401k account, are any taxes payed by the employee (e.g. FICA)? And does the employer match amount show anywhere on the employee's W-2 or 1040?
Green Card holder (permanent resident): Should I contribute to my employer-matched 401(k), even if I might leave the U.S. later?
I am a Green Card holder (permanent residence card) and my company offers a matching 401(k). I plan to stay in the U.S. for a long time. However, I can't control the future. If there were a family ...
(This is a simplified version of an earlier question I posted - I want to try to get back to basics so I can understand the principles involved in my decision) Given the following two options: ...