If you’re having a hard time saving money for a summer vacation or finding cash to repair the family car, contributing to a 401(k) is probably not at the top of your list. But, according to the senior editor of Money Magazine, that is not how it should be.
“I don’t see how stopping or lowering your contributions to your 401(k) or other retirement accounts helps you,” writes
you’ll earn after stocks when stocks are peaking is much lower than the return you’ll likely get when you buy after stocks have been seriously hammered. Bottom line, if you’ve been shirking your 401(k) responsibilities, get back in the investing game as soon as possible.