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What is the 401k Average Deferral Rate?

The answer is all across the board – and, believe it or not, there’s a good reason for that.

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How (and Why) the 401k Fiduciary Should Act to Increase Employee Deferral Rates

We pay the monthly rent in dollars, not a percentage of our salary, so why doesn’t the industry speak of deferral rates in terms of real dollars instead of percentages?

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Has the 401k Fiduciary Unknowingly Put Employees in Peril?

If 401k plan sponsors have failed to update both their plan menu options and their education program to this new paradigm, they may have unknowingly placed their employees in peril.

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Why Every 401k Fiduciary Should Redefine Risk as What Happens When You Miss Your Goal

Volatility simply can’t be used to measure risk because it contains components both of risk and reward. Here’s a better way to measure true investor peril.

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What Every 401k Plan Sponsor and Fiduciary Should Disclose to Employees: How to Retire a Millionaire (Hint: It’s Easier Than You Think)

They say they best way to learn is by teaching. Here’s something you can teach your kids that will help you.

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Detecting These Signs of Overconfidence Can Help 401k Investors Avoid a Fall

How knowing Greek Tragedy and Elizabethan Theater can help us live a better retirement.

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Compounding: The 401k Equivalent of Cruise Control

Tax-deferred compounding is the retirement saver’s silent partner on the journey to retirement success.

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The Retirement Saver’s Secret (as in “Under Appreciated”) Weapon

There’s the usual reason people say to save in tax-deferred retirement plans, then there’s this, much sexier, reason.

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401k Plan Sponsors: These 4 Steps Will Change the Retirement Lives of Your Employees

Success begins with a single step on a well-worn, proven path.

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The 2 Least Understood Investment Rules that Most Hurt 401k Investors

Why do so many common sense notions fail to work in the investment world?

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