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401(k) Investors: Avoid These 20 Mistakes

While company retirement plans often have guardrails, investors can goof with contributions, investment selections, loans, and withdrawals.

A version of this article appeared on Feb. 23, 2016.

A company retirement plan--whether a 401(k), 403(b), or 457 plan--is the starter savings vehicle for many investors, so it's probably not surprising that the plans usually have more guardrails than other investment vehicles.