16 min

Unlock the True Potential of Your 401(k) Savings Dollar Wise Podcast

    • Investing

Jason Gabrieli and Tyler Reedman, both CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERS at HFM Investment Advisors, dispel common misconceptions about 401(k) contributions. They dissect the difference between matching the employer’s contribution and maxing out a 401(k). They discuss contribution limits and strategies to increase contributions incrementally so you can optimize your savings. This episode is a must-listen for anyone looking to take full advantage of their 401(k) potential.
Tune into this episode to also learn:The real meaning of 'maxing out' your 401(k) and common misconceptions.How automatic escalation can effortlessly boost your 401(k) savings.The impact of choosing between Roth and pre-tax contributions on your take-home pay.
What we discussed[00:01:22] Misconceptions about maxing out 401(k) contributions and the actual limits.[00:06:09] Insights from Vanguard's 'How America Saves' report and average saving rates.[00:08:41] The concept of reverse budgeting and its impact on savings habits.[00:11:00] The benefits of automatic escalation in 401(k) contributions.[00:13:32] The importance of focusing on contribution rates over market performance.

3 Things To RememberMaxing out your 401(k) involves understanding and utilizing the actual dollar limits, not just the employer match.Incremental increases in contributions can significantly impact your retirement savings without overwhelming your current finances.Understanding the nuances between Roth and pre-tax contributions can optimize your long-term savings and tax benefits.

Useful Links
Connect with Jason Gabrieli: jgabrieli@HFMadvisors.com | LinkedIn

Like what you’ve heard…
Learn more about HFM HERE
Schedule time to speak with us HERE
Check out our Financial Wellness Program – HFM Ignite

Jason Gabrieli and Tyler Reedman, both CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERS at HFM Investment Advisors, dispel common misconceptions about 401(k) contributions. They dissect the difference between matching the employer’s contribution and maxing out a 401(k). They discuss contribution limits and strategies to increase contributions incrementally so you can optimize your savings. This episode is a must-listen for anyone looking to take full advantage of their 401(k) potential.
Tune into this episode to also learn:The real meaning of 'maxing out' your 401(k) and common misconceptions.How automatic escalation can effortlessly boost your 401(k) savings.The impact of choosing between Roth and pre-tax contributions on your take-home pay.
What we discussed[00:01:22] Misconceptions about maxing out 401(k) contributions and the actual limits.[00:06:09] Insights from Vanguard's 'How America Saves' report and average saving rates.[00:08:41] The concept of reverse budgeting and its impact on savings habits.[00:11:00] The benefits of automatic escalation in 401(k) contributions.[00:13:32] The importance of focusing on contribution rates over market performance.

3 Things To RememberMaxing out your 401(k) involves understanding and utilizing the actual dollar limits, not just the employer match.Incremental increases in contributions can significantly impact your retirement savings without overwhelming your current finances.Understanding the nuances between Roth and pre-tax contributions can optimize your long-term savings and tax benefits.

Useful Links
Connect with Jason Gabrieli: jgabrieli@HFMadvisors.com | LinkedIn

Like what you’ve heard…
Learn more about HFM HERE
Schedule time to speak with us HERE
Check out our Financial Wellness Program – HFM Ignite

16 min