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Articles by Patty Kujawa

Highlighting Employee Investment Gaps

December 9, 2010
Some employers are more proactively educating workers about insufficient contributions to their 401(k) plans, a trend that’s expected to persist into 2011. One company, after mailing nearly 17,000 personalized letters about current employee investing levels, tracked a 45 percent increase in contributions.
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Improving Employees' Financial Literacy

November 1, 2010
While many employers offer some form of investment advice, a recent national survey shows that employees are slow to tap that expertise. One Minneapolis-based construction company has been able to better connect with employees by hosting a series of financial workshops.
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Retirement Readiness Can Employers Do More

September 10, 2010
Despite the growth in 401(k) plans, nearly half of Americans ages 56 to 62 haven't saved enough for retirement, according to a recent Employee Benefit Research Institute analysis. Defined-contribution plans don't reach some employees, including those working in small businesses. Even BrightScope, the relatively young defined-contribution ranking company, is only now establishing a plan.
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