If contributions do not resume when times are good again, then start looking for a new job. Unless working for a startup, I say no worker should stick by an employer that contributes nothing to their retirement. Vote with your feet when there's a better destination you can reach.
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David McPherson is founder and principal of Four Ponds Financial Planning in Falmouth, Mass. He previously worked as a financial writer and editor for The Providence Journal in Rhode Island. He is a member of the Garrett Planning Network, whose members provide financial advice to clients on an hourly, as-needed basis. Contact McPherson at email@example.com.