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Learn About Your Employer's Pension Or Profit Sharing Plan  

If your employer offers a plan, check to see what your benefit is worth. Most employers will provide an individual benefit statement if you request one. Before you change jobs, find out what will happen to your pension. Learn what benefits you may have from previous employment. Find out if you will be entitled to benefits from your spouse’s plan.  

Contribute To A Tax-Sheltered Savings Plan  

If your employer offers a tax-sheltered savings plan, such as a 401(k), sign up and contribute all you can. Your taxes will be lower, your company may kick in more, and automatic deductions make it easy. Over time, compound interest and tax deferrals make a big difference in the amount you will accumulate. 

Ask Your Employer To Start A Plan  

If your employer doesn’t offer a retirement plan, suggest that it start one. Simplified plans can be set up by certain employers.  

Put Your Money Into An Individual Retirement Account  

You can put up to $3,000 a year into an Individual Retirement Account (IRA) and gain tax advantages. The chart below illustrates the way your account can grow in an IRA. 

 

When you open an IRA, you have two options – a traditional IRA or the newer Roth IRA. The tax treatment of your contributions and withdrawals will depend on which option you select. Also, you should know that the after-tax value of your withdrawal will depend on inflation and the type of IRA you choose. 

Don't Touch Your Savings  

Don’t dip into your retirement savings. You’ll lose principal and interest, and you may lose tax benefits. If you change jobs, roll over your savings directly into an IRA or your new employer’s retirement plan.  

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