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Subject:  Re: Retirement in danger Date:  10/31/2008  6:18 AM
Author:  FoolNBlue Number:  1317 of 1698

Yes, there are three problems with the 401K as I see it: one is, as you said, it's voluntary, so if people don't realize in their 20s and 30s -- the best time to invest for retirement growth -- that they need to feed the kitty, they risk having little or nothing to retire on and have to play a furious "catchup" game.

That's scares me every time I read it. The problem is it's voluntary... the ot