Increasing contributions each year can be an effective way to save more for retirement. This chart shows three people who each have a starting salary of $50,000 that increases with inflation and a 100% employer match capped at 5%. The saver who contributes 3% throughout her career in blue is left far behind. However, by leveraging the auto escalation feature that starts at 3% and gradually increases to 10%, the saver in green ends up not far behind the saver who contributes 10% consistently. This shows the power and value of escalating contributions each year.