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Survey: How old are you and what's your 401K, IRA, 403B or 457 worth?

Old 10-28-05, 05:05 PM
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Survey: How old are you and what's your 401K, IRA, 403B or 457 worth?

I created this survey 2 years ago here and thought people would be interested to revisit this survey again.

I'll begin...32 years old with $42,000 (401K).
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I am not saving for retirement. I'm 27. That's what social security is for.
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Sigh. I'm 46. I've got 10k in my retirement fund, 50k in longterm debt, and less then one month's salary in the bank. I'm fucked.
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I am not saving for retirement. I'm 27. That's what social security is for.
I sincerely hope you are not serious.

46 95K
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30, $85k. It was better but some of my silver stocks are taking a hitting lately.
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Wow! Now I feel miserable with my lousy $42K....how did you save so much at only 26? Did you put your entire salary into savings?
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Originally Posted by Deftones
I am not saving for retirement. I'm 27. That's what social security is for.


44 1/2 years old $62k

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Old 10-28-05, 05:58 PM
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Originally Posted by Porno Star
Wow! Now I feel miserable with my lousy $42K....how did you save so much at only 26? Did you put your entire salary into savings?
*cough*topbunk*cough*
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some of you guys are doing really good. 27 - 15k
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34, about $90K in my 401K...plus my wife has a much smaller 401K from previous employer.
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Ugh. 30 about 9K in 401K
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25...10k. But I did just buy a house.
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20k 403b/rIRA
10k CD's/Bonds

$40k student loans
$125k mortgage
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45 - 120K and getting more aggressive about payroll deduction
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34- 65k in 401(k)
Old 10-28-05, 08:00 PM
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Originally Posted by Porno Star
Wow! Now I feel miserable with my lousy $42K....how did you save so much at only 26? Did you put your entire salary into savings?
well, he failed to tell you that he's an investment banker pulling down well over $200k a year. when your bonus is around $120k, it's not that difficult to adjust your 401(k) to 1) lower your taxes and 2) rack up a lot of savings real quick

that being said, he's got 3 years on me, but i can tell you what i've done -- put 15% consistently into a 401(k) plan. i do have a roth ira account, but to be honest, it's not the best investment out there considering that i can only buy equities and fixed income (for the most part i cannot go into real estate for myself for example). i've got maybe 20-30k in a roth ira that i haven't contributed since 2001 (and i don't think i am for a long time). also, if you receive a raise, consider raising your 401k contributions to match that number. if i'm not mistaken (somebody run the numbers) your take home should be the same before and after the raise. realize there is a maximum amount the irs allows you to contribute, so you may get no tax benefit from a 401k at a certain point.

since the topic of the thread was retirement savings, i'm not including the value of my home or cash savings.

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45 - 30k I just started a new job and in Dec will start again with a new 401k
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26 and have $20k stashed so far. Didn't put much to start with but now am putting 10%.

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