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Tips for Maximizing Your 401(k) Match

We tackle reader questions about annual contribution limits, how your contribution amount could be too high, and how the match math works.

A version of this article appeared on July 9, 2013.

Many companies match a portion of their employees' 401(k) contributions each pay period as an incentive for their workers to save for retirement. But sometimes the rules aren't clear, and the math can be tricky. Here, we tackle a few common reader questions.