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What Exactly Is a 401K?

D.F. asks from New York

My husbands job is pushing him in to signing up towards the 401k plan. What exactly is it? Is it worth signing up for?


401K Loan

K.H. asks from Indianapolis

We have some pretty sizeable credit card debt. Nothing we can't manage month to month (and usually pay more than the minimums). However, it is really taking FOREVER...


401K & Foreclosure

K.M. asks from Milwaukee

My husband and I are having a lot of financial struggles... since I started working first shift, and we've begun paying for childcare, we haven't been able to afford ...


Loan from 401K or Reduce Contributions?

J.G. asks from Chicago

We need a bigger house, and we'd like to take advantage of this market. We have no equity due to the market where we live, and we have about 100k into this house we w...


401K - How Much Should I Have in There by 33?

A.D. asks from New York

My parents just retired and I would like to try to understand how much I should have in my 401k by now and how much I should be setting aside. I just started a new jo...


401K - Company Match (Um, Hasn't Matched Lol)

J.C. asks from St. Louis

So, I find out today after working for this company for 5 years that our 401k match is contingent on cash flow! Has anyone else ever had this? It doesn't say it in ...


What Are You Moms ( Stay at Home Especially) Doing for a Savings Plan?

S.S. asks from Seattle

Hi moms, I wanted to look into savings plan for the future and I am a stay at home mom. I know of 401k plans , when I use to work. What are some options now for sav...


Retirement Saving - Salary Rule

S.G. asks from Washington DC

I haven't thought too much about retirement and we would just contribute directly to our 401k. I've been looking into whether this is enough. THere is this article on...


Dave Ramsey's Way

J.Y. asks from Chicago

I have been reading Dave Ramsey's book, Total Money Management, and have a couple of questions. 1) One of Dave's recommendations is to get rid of all credit cards. ...



L.J. asks from Detroit

Like many other families we are struggling. We have two girls 7 and 3, My husband has a full time job as a firefighter, I work part time (daycare would be too much an...

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  • stop using credit cards in 2 answers "Get your financial life in order. Stop using credit cards."
  • half of your credit card in 2 answers "... is that if your 401(k) available loan amount is only half of your credit card ..."
  • reducing your contributions in 2 answers "... if there is a match, make sure that if you consider reducing your contributions ..."
  • roth iras in 2 answers "We also have Roth IRAs for both of us."
  • roth ira in 2 answers "I suggest you look into a Roth IRA."