Basing your 401(k) decisions on what everyone else is doing may be the easiest and most convenient route to take, but is a good choice for your retirement plan?
In his latest submission to the U.S. News & World Report Smarter Investor blog series, CEO Scott Holsopple explains why following the beaten path is a flawed practice when it comes to retirement investing and find out what steps should be taken to create a retirement plan that best suits you.
In an excerpt from his post, Scott addresses the correct way to begin a retirement plan.
“Instead of falling into a trap that has you just doing what your peers are doing when it comes to retirement planning, break from the pack by evaluating your own needs. Start the process by deciding on your goals, and then build a plan around those goals. Use peer information as a gauge, but not as the plan.”
Although it may be more difficult than following the leader, forming a 401(k) based on your individual needs can best set you on a path to reach your retirement goals.
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