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There's a finite list of things you can change at work, and your employer's less-than-stellar retirement plan probably isn't among them. An individual retirement account can provide comparable tax benefits to a 401(k), but with a broader array of assets and generally lower associated fees.
4 alternatives for when your 401(k) doesn't cut it
What makes for a lousy 401(k) is somewhat in the eye of the beholder, but characteristics may include limited offerings, high fees or no company match. The following four alternatives can ensure your employer's retirement plan (or lack thereof) doesn't derail your plans for retirement.
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