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Chart of the Day: 1% Increase Annually to 10%

10% contribution in purple, increasing contribution in green, 3% contribution in blue


Today’s Chart supports the idea of, “Save early; save often.”

Always start at the amount to get your full employer 401K match, say 3%, and then increase the amount every year after your raise by 1%, until you get to 10%. This strategy, shown as green, does not put you too far behind someone who started off at 10%, shown as purple. Just don’t stay on the blue line.

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