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Financial Advisers Reject NBA Retirement Plan

July 18, 2012
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Some believe the league is tossing up a brick with reliance on annuities, calling it a 'solution of last resort.'
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Young Workers on 401(k) Offerings: We Want Sure Things

May 14, 2012
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Gun-shy employees are keen on investments that provide guaranteed income, though there is little interest in diversification.
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In an Apparent First, a Public Pension Plan Files for Bankruptcy

April 19, 2012
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The development of the restructuring will set a precedent, particularly at a time when local government budgets and defined benefit plans are under strain.
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Biggest Expense for Americans Over 50? Not Health Care

February 15, 2012
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Out-of-pocket costs on drugs and medical insurance are the second most costly item for older folks.
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Despite Complaints, Labor Department Nixes Additional Fees for 401(k) Advisers

October 24, 2011
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The agency finalizes controversial rule calling for level-fee arrangements; the new scheme also greenlights computer models.
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401(k)s Hang on as Stock Market Ride Gets Rough

August 23, 2011
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Financial advisers and executives at retirement plan providers said that employees, while tending toward caution, do not appear to be panicked. During the wild swings a few weeks ago, participants largely sought information.
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