Continue Contributing to your 401K?

Saturday, February 7th, 2009

Simply put the answer is yes - absolutely. Here are the reasons why. Let’s assume you took a substantial hit to your 401K plan when the stock market plummeted approximately 40%.

The amount of stocks, bonds, mutual funds, and other holdings that your 401K provider continues to purchase at the currently lower prices will eventually increase in price once the stock market rebounds. If you do not contribute, you will be losing out on the potential increase your overall portfolio will obtain.

The basic rule of investing is to buy low and sell high. Now is therefore a great time to make...

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Withdraw Funds from a 401K?

Friday, February 6th, 2009

With the current economic crisis on everyone’s mind, you may be wondering if you should withdraw money from your 401K. My recommendation is that you do not. Rather your contributions should continue based on the “buy low-sell high” theory.

What does this mean for you? Simply stated, right now most individuals may have incurred a severe loss in their 401K plans. But, considering that the stock market has dropped approximately 40% since the economic decline, your portfolio will likely increase with stocks, bonds, and mutual funds that can now be purchased at lower prices. See my...

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