Invest some of what you earn today for what you plan to accomplish tomorrow.
December 16, 2009 Your retirement savings plan offers a convenient, tax-advantaged way to save for retirement.
Retirement planning tools. You have access to online tools designed to help you manage your assets as you plan for retirement.
Tax savings now. Your pretax contributions are deducted from your pay before income taxes are taken out. This means that you may actually lower the amount of current income taxes withheld each period. It could mean more money in your take-home pay versus saving money in a taxable account.
Tax-deferred savings opportunities. You pay no taxes on any earnings until you withdraw them from your account, enabling you to keep more of your money working for you now.
Catch-up contributions. If you make the maximum contribution to your plan account, and you are 50 years of age or older during the calendar year, you can make an additional "catch-up" contribution of $5,500 in 2009.
Investment options. You have the flexibility to select from investment options that range from more conservative to more aggressive, making it easy for you to develop a well-diversified investment portfolio. Your plan also offers you the option to select to have professional investment managers from Fidelity manage your account for you.
Portability. You can roll over eligible savings from a previous employer into this Plan. You can also take your plan vested account balance with you if you leave the firm.
To learn more about what your plan offers, see "Frequently asked questions about your plan" later in this guide.
Enroll in your plan and invest in yourself today.