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Subject:  Re: 401(k) allocation Date:  1/11/2004  8:15 PM
Author:  sunrayman Number:  38471 of 75793


The other major decision to make is what % of my salary to defer. I am tempted to front-load my contribution so that the money has more time to grow in the market. Dollar cost averaging is appealing, although I feel that, all things being equal, it would be better to get in sooner than later.


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I would caution you to check very closely with you Co.'s HR folks to see how the Co. matches your 401k contributions. I worked for several Co.s that made their corporate match on a quarterly basis. These days, using a front-loading contribution method, there is the potential to contribute your annual maximum in one or two calendar quarters thereby missing corporate matching in the other quarters.

BOTTOM LINE:
You don't want to miss any corporate matching.

sunray


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