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Over 25% of 401Ks Tapped to Pay Current Bills

lehigh69 Wrote: Jan 16, 2013 4:40 PM
Some might tap it to keep 100% of the balance from going to a current wife who might not be inclined to share with children from a prior marriage.

At an increasing rate, even during the alleged recovery, consumers are tapping their 401Ks to pay current bills according to a study by advisory firm HelloWallet as describe in the Washington Post article 401(k) breaches undermining retirement security for millions.

A report due out this week from the financial advisory firm HelloWallet found that more than one in four workers dip into retirement funds to pay their mortgages, credit card debt or other bills. Those in...