401(k) Savers are Reaping Rewards

Workers who saved in a 401(k) plan during the 5 years that included the financial crisis are reaping rewards.

So says a new study by the Employee Benefit Research Institute and the Investment Company Institute, which found that the average account balance of workers who participated consistently in a 401(k) plan from year-end 2007 to year-end 2012 increased at a compound average annual growth rate of 6.8% during that period, despite a 34.7% drop in that group's average 401(k) account balance in 2008.

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