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Retirement Assets Up 11%

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According to a survey by the Investment Company Institute, retirement assets throughout the United States increased 11% in 2006 to a total of $16.4 trillion. That increase covers investment performance as well as transfers in and out of accounts.

My retirement accounts grew 52% last year thanks mostly to my contributions. It’s easier to have a larger percentage effect when the balances are low. At the end of 2006, my $47,715 in retirement funds accounted for 0.0000003% of the entire pool of retirement money in the country. Here’s more on the survey from MarketWatch.

How did your accounts hold up last year?

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avatar Alex K.

My retirement investments were up 15%, and my contributions were only a small part of that.

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avatar Brainy Smurf

I had a similar gain, going up 20% and like Alex K., my contributions weren’t a major factor… it was more the market.

Of course, the last few days have been a little rocky, but so far this year, the gains are looking even greater!

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