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How to help clients boost 401(k) balance 401(k) participants can boost their plan balance by raising their annual contributions and making the most of the catch-up feature of the plan, according to this article in The Wall Street Journal. They also need to take advantage of the employer match contribution and determine their vesting schedule, according to the article, which was written by an outside contributor. Participants should invest in low-cost investment options and avoid borrowing from the plan to ensure their balance will grow, he adds. --The Wall Street Journal

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