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What Ben Franklin Might Tell a 401k Fiduciary to Say at an Enrollment Meeting

    What Ben Franklin Might Tell a 401k Fiduciary to Say at an Enrollment Meeting

Franklin was not merely an advocate of entrepreneurism, he was also one heck of a financier. His will actually calculated the precise growth he expected from the trusts and further instructed the trustees in terms of allocating those assets at the end of the first hundred years and again at the end of a second hundred years upon which the trust would be terminated.

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FiduciaryNews.com Trending Topics for ERISA Plan Sponsors: Week Ending 8/11/17

    FiduciaryNews.com Trending Topics for ERISA Plan Sponsors: Week Ending 8/11/17

Pensions falling, pushing back fiduciary goal posts, and investment Lorelei Signals.

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401k Rollovers: To Roth or Not to Roth – 7 Fiduciary Questions

    401k Rollovers: To Roth or Not to Roth – 7 Fiduciary Questions

According to the Investment Company Institute, only 1.9% of all Roth IRAs are rollovers. Why aren’t more opting to rollover into Roths?

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FiduciaryNews.com Trending Topics for ERISA Plan Sponsors: Week Ending 8/4/17

    FiduciaryNews.com Trending Topics for ERISA Plan Sponsors: Week Ending 8/4/17

401k rising, the Fiduciary Rule’s long goodbye, and a fee trend worth continuing.

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Goal-Oriented Target: How Leading Advisers and 401k Plan Sponsors are Using this New System to Replace Outdated Modern Portfolio Theory Risk Tools

  Goal-Oriented Target: How Leading Advisers and 401k Plan Sponsors are Using this New System to Replace Outdated Modern Portfolio Theory Risk Tools

The GOT system offers a viable and practical alternative to relying on outdated MPT tools. Although still widely in use, MPT-based calculators and analyzers can sometimes lead retirement savers to make decisions that aren’t in their best interest. That statement alone should trigger concerns from the mindful fiduciary.

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FiduciaryNews.com Trending Topics for ERISA Plan Sponsors: Week Ending 7/28/17

  FiduciaryNews.com Trending Topics for ERISA Plan Sponsors: Week Ending 7/28/17

State-Run bellwether, fiduciary redux, and market euphoria vs. reality

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A Better Way to Set Retirement Goals

  A Better Way to Set Retirement Goals

So one wants his epitaph to read “Here lies John Doe. He beat the S&P 500.” There needs to be an easy-to-understand and easy-to-implement system that properly reflects both your goals and the consequences of failing to meet those goals. Retirement savers want and need a system that represents a better way to set and meet retirement goals.

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FiduciaryNews.com Trending Topics for ERISA Plan Sponsors: Week Ending 7/21/17

  FiduciaryNews.com Trending Topics for ERISA Plan Sponsors: Week Ending 7/21/17

The Social Security conundrum, leveling the fiduciary playing field, and focusing on fees that matter.

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Exclusive Interview: Dale Neibert Explains 21st Century 401k Plan Design

  Exclusive Interview: Dale Neibert Explains 21st Century 401k Plan Design

If you want to understand how sophisticated plan sponsors think, you need to talk to sophisticated plan sponsors. For many years, Dale Neibert served as part of a two-man operation that headed one of the nation’s most sophisticated 401k plans. He explains how this plan sponsor incorporated advance behavioral finance techniques, and how it avoided some of today’s most dangerous fads.

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FiduciaryNews.com Trending Topics for ERISA Plan Sponsors: Week Ending 7/14/17

  FiduciaryNews.com Trending Topics for ERISA Plan Sponsors: Week Ending 7/14/17

The real retirement crisis, dumbing down fiduciary, and solving wrong problems.

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