What does 401-k mean?

Definitions for 401-k

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. 401-k plan, 401-k(noun)

    a retirement savings plan that is funded by employee contributions and (often) matching contributions from the employer; contributions are made from your salary before taxes and the funds grow tax-free until they are withdrawn, at which point they can be converted into an IRA; funds can be transferred if you change employers and you can (to some extent) manage the investments yourself


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of 401-k in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of 401-k in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Janet Yellen:

    The economic and financial news has been grim, things are now so bad that I actually open the Greenbook with greater trepidation than my 401(k).

  2. Jack Vanderhei:

    We know that 401(k) participants are guilty of excessive extrapolation - they like to look at how good things have been, and assume it will just continue that way.

  3. An ICI spokesperson:

    The mutual fund industry supports these efforts and clear disclosure of all fees and expenses in connection with any rollover of assets from a 401(k) plan to an IRA.

  4. Kate Holmes:

    You can tell HR, I want to put 50 percent of my (extra) paycheck into my 401(k). It's usually pretty flexible, you can even have a whole paycheck go in and then be done contributing for the year.

  5. Kim Jenson:

    If you’re thinking about borrowing from your 401(k) plan or any lending institution, be really strategic about your borrowing, understand why you think tapping into your 401(k) or borrowing money is important. Think about why you’re investing in your 401(k) in the first place. It’s because it’s a very efficient way to save for your retirement.

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