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5 Infographics for 401(k) Investing and Retirement Saving

Even someone who writes about finances and the financial industry can admit that reading about finances can be a little boring at times. But luckily there is a relatively new “medium” that can help make reading about finance a little more digestible and enjoyable, it is the infographic. Infographics are simply data visualizations that present complex information quickly and clearly.describe the image

To get started, we have assembled five infographics* that do a great job of breaking down common retirement questions, terms and ideas.

What Is a 401(k) Plan?

Courtesy of the Mint Life blog, this infographic gives the history of the 401(k) and also provides a look at the mechanics behind a 401(k).

Keep Your Nest Egg Intact with 401k Rollover provides a great breakdown of the different options available when rolling over your 401(k), including tips and stats to help you understand the process.

How Much Do You Need to Retire?

This infographic from MoneyNing compares a traditional 401(k) to the Roth 401(k) option while examining how much money you may need during retirement.

The Way We Retire Now

From Ally Bank, this infographic examines current trends in retirement planning and examines the growth of IRAs in retirement plans.

Not Ready For Retirement

Mercer offers up a comparison of U.S. retirement with other countries across the globe.

Do you have any infographics you refer to for retirement or financial planning? Let us know in the comment section or on our Facebook page.

Despite the great variety of informational mediums available to you, questions can still arise as you plan for your financial future. If you have any questions don’t hesitate to get in touch with your advising team at or 877.627.8401.

Evan Davis

Marketing Associate

* Blogs we follow and admire sometimes endorse specific investments, general investing strategies or other products/services/ institutions that we do not recommend or have not analyzed. Reviews and endorsements in posts from other blogs represent the views of those bloggers and should not be interpreted as a recommendation/endorsement by Smart401k.

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Infographics are just one more way to educate the consumer. I love the flow of some of the examples. Well done.
Posted @ Friday, July 05, 2013 4:39 PM by JB
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