Episode # 293 – Why Your 401k Should Not be Your Emergency Fund

May 28, 2021

The most common workplace retirement savings plan is the 401k. Aside from the value of your home, it’s likely your largest asset. A surprising number of 401k savers view this money as an accessible pre-retirement emergency fund should a costly and unexpected expenditure arise. CFN’s John Walker and Dennis Jablonoski sit in for Steve Cordasco today and discuss maintaining 401k plan integrity, and why borrowing from a 401k is usually a bad idea. They also share what business owners and 401k plan managers can do to reduce what is often called plan leakage, employee 401k loans, withdrawals, or cash-outs.

Listening Time: 20 minutes

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