When it comes to wealth and health, individuals are apparently more concerned about their money than staying in shape. To that point, 73 percent of individuals would rather have their 401(k) plan balance grow by 15 percent this year than lose 15 pounds, according to a nationwide survey from Charles Schwab.
Additionally, 68 percent of those surveyed said that making the best 401(k) plan investment choices was more of a priority than staying in shape. The survey illustrated the vital role of 401(k) plans in helping workers save for retirement. It also showed obstacles to saving effectively and a strong desire among participants for professional help in choosing the right investments.