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How Anchoring Hurts 401k Retirement Savers

    How Anchoring Hurts 401k Retirement Savers

With the introduction of the concept of anchoring, Tversky and Kahneman opened the door to a new way of thinking about and addressing the financial decision-making process. For more than four decades, subsequent research has expanded upon their idea. Yet, plan sponsors and participants continue to remain uninformed of the dangers of anchoring.

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Will Record Breaking Market be the Anchor that Sinks 401k Savers?

    Will Record Breaking Market be the Anchor that Sinks 401k Savers?

With a GOT-based strategy, expectations are predicated on needs, not the happenstance of the market. GOT-based portfolios may not have the record-breaking excitement of market indices, but it’s slow-and-steady-wins-the-race philosophy may lead to a more comfortable retirement.

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Three Outside-the-Box Tips for 401k Plan Sponsors

Some may be shocked, but smart fiduciaries already know the truth behind these outlandish tips.

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Yale Study: A Few Extra Words Can Make a Major Difference for 401k Investors

Employees base their decisions – both good and bad – on even the smallest cues, and that only increases 401k plan sponsor fiduciary liability.

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Risk and the 401k Investor: How Plan Sponsors Can Avoid Misleading Employees

Here are three easy practices a 401k plan fiduciary can implement to avoid one of the common investing mistakes identified by researchers in the field of behavioral finance.

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