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Subject:  Re: Secrets of the 0.2% Date:  1/24/2012  9:09 AM
Author:  SRenaeP Number:  69984 of 75802

The one thing I don't understand is why so many 401k plans still limit what a person can contribute per pay. Many still cap it at 20% while others cap it at 50%.

I see no vested interest in any company capping it at a low number.


My guess would be something to do with highly compensated employees. My company has a 25% limit and sometimes I'm tempted to contribute the max as another means of backdooring into a Roth IRA.

-Steph
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