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Participant Insights

Portfolio rebalancing, how to budget your money, what’s an HSA and who needs one? Preparing for retirement is hard. From personal finance basics to retirement planning and everything in between, we’ve got a few ideas to make life a little simpler. Contact MCF with any questions.


Investing in Your Future


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Retirement Plan Notice: Get the “CREDIT” you deserve!

You may be eligible for a valuable incentive, which could reduce your federal income tax liability, for contributing to your company’s 401(k) or 403(b) plan. If you qualify, you may receive a Tax Saver’s Credit of up to $1,000 ($2,000 for married couples filing jointly) if you made eligible contributions to an employer sponsored retirement savings plan. The deduction is claimed in the form of a non-refundable tax credit, ranging from 10% to 50% of your annual contribution.

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Are You Saving Enough?

Personal savings and investments outside of a retirement plan, such as IRAs, are only part of the overall retirement income picture. That is where your retirement plan comes into play. To ensure a secure financial future, you should strive to defer the maximum amount to your Company Retirement Plan. If you are unable to do this today, increase your deferrals in small amounts every six months, or with every pay increase.

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The 12% Savings Goal

Most people need to save more — often a lot more — to build a nest egg that can meet their needs. Many financial experts recommend putting away 12 to 15 percent of your pay for retirement. There’s a relatively painless way to reach that goal.

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