Workers are starting to catch on to all the ominous warnings of what will happen if they don't save enough for retirement, and the average 401(k) account increased 17% in 2006 from the previous year.

Those were two of the key findings in the report "401(k) Plan Asset Allocation, Account Balances and Loan Activity in 2006" that the Employee Benefit Research Institute and the Investment Company Institute, both headquartered in Washington, released last week.

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