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Researchers examined the accounts of a subset of the 27.1 million 401(k) plan participants in the EBRI/ICI database. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Consistency may be the hobgoblin of little minds, but it certainly doesn’t hurt 401(k) balances — as long as people keep contributing, that is.

Marlene Satter

Marlene Y. Satter has worked in and written about the financial industry for decades.

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