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4 responses to “Exclusive Interview: Frontline Producer Explains Controversial 401k Documentary – The Bad”

  1. Joel L. Frank

    I would have advised MS to look at two plans and possibly interview the two Plan Administrators. One Plan practices the Fiduciary Standard while the other does not.

    As an example look at the Deferred Compensation Plan of the City of New York and the New Jersey State Employees Deferred Compensation Plan. The former charges the employee/investor a total of about 40 basis points (administrative and investment management fees) while the latter charges about ten times as much. New Jersey’s Plan specifically says in its financial reports that it offers Prudential retail mutual funds.

  2. Jane White

    Would you consider interviewing me for your upcoming posts? As an advocate for 401(k) participants, I can attest that the Frontline piece was garbage. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jane-white/ill-have-what-shes-having_b_3145901.html

  3. david gratke

    some thoughts I put on a few LinkedIn groups pages earlier today.

    May 1, 2013: I would liked to have seen the PBS piece address two other major issues in America as well. One, the lack of ‘real’ long-term wage growth in America over the decades and how that impacts Americans ability to save for retirement. Secondarily, and more recently, a discussion on Central Bank induced ‘financial repression’ and the impact of some $400 billion (Bloomberg) disintermediated out of the pockets of savers into the balance sheets of financial intermediaries; not to mention this repression forces individuals into asset classes they may have never used before, know anything about.. mainly equities etc..

    Regardless, this Retirement Crisis topic needs the openness of a robust discussion from all stakeholders, viewing, airing all sides of the argument.

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