Why Should I Participate?

A retirement plan is quite different than a
savings account. It can be a powerful tool for
helping you achieve and maintain the lifestyle
you're working for. This section contains tools
and resources that cover the basics of how your
plan works and the benefits of participation.

 

 


Education

 

Putting Time on Your Side

See why investing a little now might be better than trying to invest a lot later.

 

Make the Most of Your Retirement Plan

Understand the basics of retirement plans, including: advantages of participating in a retirement plan, choosing investments, contributing, and taking distributions.

 

Retirement Income Planning

This tutorial discusses potential risks to retirement income, strategies for tapping sources of income, forecasting future cash flow, and staying on track.


Tools

 

401(k) Contribution Calculator

With employee matches and tax advantages, you may be surprised to see how much you can save without taking a big bite out of your paycheck.

 

Cost of Waiting

Calculate how much more you'd need to contribute each year to reach your retirement goal if you put off investing for retirement.