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My 3 Cents: Be Grateful for 401(k) Auto-Enrollment

Setting anything to automatic has its good and bad points. A 2006 law designed to increase retirement savings allows companies to auto-enroll employees in 401(k) plans: A closer look reveals some interesting pros and cons.

Retirement Savings Basics: The 411 on 401(k)s

Saving for retirement is one of those things that can be hard to take seriously when you're young. But it's worth starting early, and DailyFinance wants to help. In this first installment of a three-part series, reporter Loren Berlin reviews how to get the most out of a 401(k).

401(k) Matching: Use It to Your Advantage

One of the biggest perks of a 401(k) is that most companies offer matching dollars. Although the amount of the match varies by company one thing is certain: It's free money, and that's something you never want to pass up.