401(k) plans Articles

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Workers Continue To Save For Retirement, ICI Data Shows

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American workers are contributing to DC plans at about the same rate as they did last year, according to an ICI study.

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DC Designation Program Continues Growth, Says Merrill Lynch

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The number of advisors earning the Retirement Benefit Consultant designation from Merrill Lynch has grown to 210 in the past two years.

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Employer Pension Cutbacks Continue To Mount

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Employers are continue to cut pensions, but the number of plan participants is way up, says a report from the General Accountability Office, the investigative arm of Congress.

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Increased Financial Education In Workplaces Raising Worry, Urgency

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Increased financial education in the workplace is heightening money worries, contends the sponsor of a new study.

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Solving Conflicts When Recommending IRA Rollovers Over Pension Annuities

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How do you help clients make informed decisions and manage the inherent conflict of interest?

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Target-Date Funds To Be Majority Of DC Assets, Predicts Northern Trust

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Target-date funds will be the majority of assets in 401(k) plans as a result of increased automatic enrollment and other automated features, Northern Trust predicts.

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Affluent Gen Y Ditch DC Plans

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Short-term goals and financial independence take precedence over traditional tax-deferred retirement savings accounts for this group, says Hearts & Wallets.

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Fee Warning Label Posed For 401(k)s

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The liberal think tank Center for American Progress today proposed a 401(k) warning label about how workers' savings can be consumed by high fees.

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Trading By DC Plan Members Down Sharply--For The Good, Says Vanguard

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The number of defined contribution participants who engage in stock trading has fallen by half in the last 10 years to 10 percent in 2013 from 20 percent in 2004, according to a new report from...

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AARP: Plan Sponsors Strongly Favor Fiduciary Duty For DC Providers

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Nearly 90 percent of retirement plan sponsors favor a fiduciary duty for defined contribution plan providers, a recent AARP poll asserts.

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