In the absence of dwindling pension plans, 401(k) savings plans are generally considered the most favorable retirement option for the average investor.
When saving for retirement, you now have several options to select from. One of your options may include a 401(k). Financing a 401(k) plan may result in an employer match, which is essentially free retirement money. Hence, if your employer plan offers a match, it pays to contribute enough to collect it in full. This may motivate you to contribute as much as possible to your employer’s 401(k).