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Subject:  Re: Emergency Savings vs. Maximizing 401K Contri Date:  10/9/2002  9:46 AM
Author:  TurkeyBreath Number:  15392 of 25223

I'm concidering decreasing my 401K contribution in order to increase my savings account balance. This account is used for emergencies only...

Since it's for emergencies only you may consider allocating your 401k money within said 401k to cash. Most 401k's have a cash portion. My 401k cash option pays 5% interest. Accumulate your 6 months plus 10% penalty plus tax cost. You'll have your emergency money earning tax free interest until and if you must withdraw.

TB


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