A 401(k) match is a contribution made by an employer to match some or all of an employee’s contributions to a company retirement plan. Employer contributions can also be made on a nonmatching basis. Not all 401(k) plans offer a match.
Withdrawals from a 401(k) are a serious matter, as they can lead to financial penalties and deplete funds meant for your senior years. But a host of options can help you avoid this outcome, even in an emergency.