My latest article on Mamiverse.com is below. Women of all ethnicities need to read this article. Too many of us are putting money into our 401ks and are not sure exactly what’s happening to the money we contribute or what to do with it once we leave jobs. Read the whole article on Mamiverse.com.
A new study from the national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that most Latinas will live an average of 83 years. That’s great news until you start thinking about how you’ll live once you stop working. According to the Ariel/Aon Hewitt Study 2012, Hispanics have considerably less—35% less—money invested than Asian-Americans and Whites. I’ve heard Latinas tell me that the number one reason they don’t actively invest for retirement is that they don’t understandhow to do it.
So, here are a few quick facts about the most common way to invest—with your company’s 401(k) plan.
WHAT THEY ARE
A 401(k) is a retirement planning option that, at most jobs, has taken the place of pensions. The role of a 401(k) is to invest your money (or “contribution”) in the stock market in hopes that you’ll have enough money to retire on when the time comes.
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