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The 401(k) Loan Has Grown

November 25, 2014
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A Fidelity Investments study shows more participants are borrowing larger amounts from their 401(k) plans.


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The ‘Unretirement’ Plan: An Interview With Author Chris Farrell

November 18, 2014
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Author Chris Farrell contends that baby boomers are changing the way we should think about work, community and the good life in his new book, 'Unretirement.'
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Special Report: Fewer in the 401(k) Field

November 7, 2014
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Pressures in the retirement industry are forcing providers to offer more than record-keeping services to stay afloat, and ,any companies need to do everything to keep up with the competition.
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401(k) Plans: With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility

October 27, 2014
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Here are some important points employers should consider when offering 401(k) retirement plans.
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When a Company Match Is in the Mix

September 30, 2014
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There’s no set structure, and companies aren’t required to match employee 401(k) contributions; for those that do, formulas vary.


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Sorry, ERISA Is Hardly a Failure

September 5, 2014
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Not everyone has a 401(k) at work, but that is irrelevant. Retirement safeguards are in place for workers, and besides, anyone can open an IRA either at a bank or online. 


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ERISA Turns 40

September 2, 2014
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The Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 has evolved over the past four decades.
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Companies Roll Out Re-enrollment Strategy

September 1, 2014
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Re-enrollment in a 401(k) is a popular employer approach that puts workers on the right investment track and offers protections for plan sponsors.


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What Kind of Retirement Guidance Should Be Offered?

July 31, 2014
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What is the trend among large corporations to offer retiring leaders some guidance or preparation for both the financial and emotional impact of retirement? Why do they do it and what types of services do they offer?

— Fact-finding Mission, president, consulting/legal, Los Gatos, California


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401(k)s With ‘Automatic’ Steering Drive Savings Success

July 2, 2014
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Auto-enrollment in defined contribution plans has helped employees skittish on making choices save for retirement.
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