What does 401(k) mean?

Definitions for 401(k)ˈfɔrˌoʊˈwʌnˈkeɪ, ˈfoʊr-

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word 401(k).


  1. 401(k)

    A 401(k) plan is the common name in the USA for the tax-qualified, defined-contribution pension account defined in subsection 401(k) of the Internal Revenue Taxation Code. Under the plan, retirement savings contributions are provided by an employer, deducted from the employee's paycheck before taxation, and limited to a maximum pre-tax annual contribution of $17,500. Alternative employer-provided defined-contribution pensions include 403 and 401, offering higher mandatory limits.


  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. Katherine Dean:

    When you take money out [of a 401(k)], that’s money that goes against getting a scholarship.

  2. George Walper:

    Some people turn off their 401(k) contributions immediately. They say I'm not going to put any more in.

  3. Shai Akabas:

    Many groups have looked at Social Security or 401(k)s or tax preferences, we are looking at how the pieces interact as a system.

  4. Adam Vega:

    Somebody earning $300,000 is still considering a 401(k) strategy, it's more about the tax benefit - not that they need to save more money.

  5. Kate McBride:

    Any advice to do a rollover must now be in the best interest of the investor, it means that many people will stay in their 401(k)s instead.

Images & Illustrations of 401(k)

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