Work hard. Play hard. You’re just starting out, building your foundation for a successful life. Enjoying life today is important, but don’t lose sight of planning for your future. Retirement may seem like a million years away, but establishing good habits and finding ways to put away money for your future will help you build the life that you’re dreaming of.
6 Most Important Benefits in Your 20s
1. Contribute at least 6 percent to your 401(k).
If you do nothing else, do this. For every dollar you contribute, Intuit matches $1.25 to your 401(k), up to 6 percent. If you don’t participate, that’s like telling your boss you don’t want a 7.5 percent raise. Think about it. Enroll now.
2. Own a piece of Intuit and save for your future.
By enrolling in the Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP), you can set aside 2 percent to 15 percent of your total pay and invest it in Intuit shares—at a 15 percent discount! Whether you’re paying off high-interest debt or starting to save for a down payment on your first home, the ESPP is a great way to sweeten your savings strategy.
3. Get a financial game plan in place.
Intuit gives you free access to industry-leading tools as well as financial education and counseling services through the legal insurance plan to help create a plan that works for you.
4. Shape up.
Did you know that Intuit will pay for your gym membership, fitness class fees or weight-loss program fees? Seriously, we do. Get—or stay—fit and save money with the Fit for Life Incentive. If your fitness plan includes shedding a few pounds, try the Real Appeal weight loss program. It's a unique, scientifically proven program that can be customized to your specific needs--and it's free to all employees and dependents who are covered by an Intuit medical plan.
5. Assess your health.
Log in to Virgin Pulse to take the 15-minute health assessment. You’ll receive a confidential, personalized report that will help you identify health risks and set health goals. You’ll also have the opportunity to earn up to 300 credits per year for participating in the program. It’s a great starting point for pursuing a long, happy and healthy life.
6. Make a difference in someone’s life.
We’re committed to giving back to our communities. Be sure to take advantage of our generous matching donation program as well as the volunteer time off that is available to you through We Care & Give Back.
How many of these programs have you taken advantage of already? What are you missing out on? You can use this checklist to make sure you’re investing in your future, staying healthy, and helping others. Win. Win. Win.
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