You should contribute as much as you can to your company's 401k plan. At minimum, you should contribute the match amount that your employer provides. It's one good way to save for retirement. As Curt states,
Congratulations. Saving for retirement is very important. How much is an interesting question, it depends on many factors. Age is one. If everyone started saving 10% of their pay for retirement at an early age, we would
Start by talking to the HR folks and ask them for information about the 401(k) plan. Make sure they include the Summary Plan Document in the information they provide you. Take a look through the documents and most importantly
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