How Much Should You Have In Your 401k By 30?
With pension plans a thing of a past and Social Security benefits uncertain, your 401k plan is by far the most important vehicle to a safe retirement. So in order to secure a good retirement, how much should you have in your 401k by 30? We will answer this use four different scenarios. In all the scenarios, we assume that the starting salary is $45,000 and it rises at 3% per year—because $45,000 is the average for a college graduate and a 3% rise per annum is the average throughout the many industries.