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Know any young guys who’ve blown their 401(k)s? I’m working on a story

This is one of my periodic “I’m working on an article” cattle-calls, to see if anyone has interesting stories to tell.

I’m working on a financial column for a men’s magazine about 401(k) retirement-savings plans — but actually, I’m mostly interested in hearing from any young guys who have, one way or another, blown their 401(k) savings. Some guys I’ve spoken to have just cashed them out and spent them when they left their jobs; others have job-hopped so frequently they’ve simply lost track of where all their bits of 401(k) are located. And some have just invested in ill-considered companies that cratered out of the market, taking their money with it.

If you fit this bill and have an amusing — or informative — story to tell, email me! I’d enjoy hearing from you.

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I'm Clive Thompson, the author of Smarter Than You Think: How Technology is Changing Our Minds for the Better (Penguin Press). You can order the book now at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Powells, Indiebound, or through your local bookstore! I'm also a contributing writer for the New York Times Magazine and a columnist for Wired magazine. Email is here or ping me via the antiquated form of AOL IM (pomeranian99).

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