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Far be it from me to challenge the Fools' advice, but I have a question. It sounds like the poster wants to invest in his 401K (which I assume will be matched in some form by his employer). Even my employer -- the stingy Fed Govt -- matches you dollar for dollar up to a certain point, then matches half your investment beyond that. This means that he would get at least a 50% return, not some variable amount subject to the whims of the market, right? If that's true, doesn't it justify investing in the 401K rather than putting it all to the credit cards?

I'm not trying to be difficult, I just would like to learn a little more. Thanks.
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