How Much Should I Contribute to my Employer-Sponsored Retirement Plan?
A common employer benefit is an employer-sponsored retirement plan – a 401(k) or something similar. Other types of employer-sponsored retirement plans are 403(b)s and SIMPLE IRAs. Companies have moved from defined benefits plans to defined contribution plans and made the employee save for their own retirement instead of the employer. It moves the responsibility of saving to the employee.
A common question is this: should I contribute to my employer-sponsored retirement plan, and if so, how much?