Are you making the most of your 401(k) plan?
Abstract: One of the smartest ways to save for retirement is to annually max out 401(k) plan contributions. If one’s employer offers matching contributions, it’s advisable to contribute at least enough to qualify for the maximum employer match. However, the timing of one’s contributions can have an impact on eligibility for matching contributions. This article explains the ins and outs of “front-loading” contributions vs. spreading contributions out evenly over the year.