February 1, 2023

Dawson County Journal

Dawson County, Nebraska

The Real Cost of Dipping Into a Retirement Account

More people are taking loans from their retirement accounts (401(k), 403(b), etc.) than ever, simply because they can. Here’s the problem: seeing one’s retirement account as a savings account, or worse, a personal ATM machine. That’s so ridiculous I cannot even tell you. Sure, it’s your money, but it’s not your money now. It’s for later. It is out of your reach, so you need to get it out of your mind.
The beauty of an IRS-approved retirement account is that you get to save pretax dollars. It’s no secret that what you see in your paycheck is not the full amount you earned….
Source: The Epoch Times