MarketWatch and Learn: How to manage your 401(k) to ensure your retirement doesn’t suck

When it comes to investing the money in your 401(k), or any similar employer-sponsored retirement plan, there’s plenty to consider, and much that could overwhelm you.

In this MarketWatch and Learn piece, we’re going to do our best to help you understand what you need to know, and only what you need to know — and do so without making your eyes glaze over.

401(k)s and 403(b)s are two common workplace plans. Putting money in these plans immediately cuts your tax bill because your contribution comes out of your paycheck before taxes. You don’t have to pay tax on your 401(k) savings until you withdraw the money in retirement.

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