With my paycheck tomorrow, my 401k will be officially maxed out for the year. It's been a little hard at times to have $18,000 withdrawn from my checks throughout the year but I don't regret it for one minute. Going into this year, it wasn't my plan to max it out but as we got out of debt, I decided to go for it.
In the future, I do plan to continue maxing out my 401k. I upped my contributions for next year to 17% to start with. I will likely have to tinker with them throughout the year to try to max it out while putting at least 5% of every check to get mg employer's match.
This is definitely a goal for next year too!!!