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It might he's just a little more than thirty years old but some experts say it's.
Time to retire at the 401K.
The biggest misconception about the -- -- that its actions.
If you have a 401K many people think that they've checked the box on retirement savings and they can just go on auto pilot.
When in fact the 401K it's really part of a broader set of responsibilities that workers have.
To improve their ability to retire on time.
To -- -- 401K plans were not designed to replace -- where guaranteed pension finance.
They were originally created as another weight to that Uncle Sam went 41 K plans were introduced.
It was a slight little change in the tax code.
And it was to -- Primarily to be a supplement.
To Social Security.
Your employer's pension and this was a -- for you was an indispensable to save for retirement.
And what's happened is we've the rest of what we often referred to as a three legged stool.
The employer you know it's kind of become a -- a good thing that you're trying to sit on.
Experts say 41 K plan only work when it plays and all contribute early and -- -- rare and don't touch the account until retirement.
But at -- happen in total we found that about seventy billion dollars now.
Is being pulled out of the 401K.
To pay for -- retirement short term.
Needs and it comes with a lot of costs not able to retire can have a ripple effect throughout the economy especially in the labor market on workers are taking now they're older colleagues.
Broken at stakes that young people today.
They don't want mom and dad's 401K plan and my grandpa pension -- -- young people today.
Want some help and they want some guarantees they'd seen in the last three years what can happen to savings and -- real concerned about it.
The proposed fixes for closing -- in Holland American's retirement savings plans are varied and include creating national private pension plan -- guaranteed retirement account.
-- jury may still be out on the best way to fix the problem.
But experts say -- and the -- -- those people today who were ages.
45 to 54.
Their risk of falling in to low income from middle income.
Is -- 30% its 37 -- and that's not what Americans -- -- Americans have always had this optimistic.
Saying that you know they want a better life for themselves they want a better life for their children.
Part of -- better life for your children is not having to go back in the rely on your kids to take care of you when your older and we may be losing part of the American entry.
For Fox Business fat content I'm Catherine --