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Why Are We Seeing More Cases of “Fear of Spending” Among Retirees?

    Why Are We Seeing More Cases of “Fear of Spending” Among Retirees?

Perhaps, just as plan sponsors have developed onboarding programs for new hires when it comes to saving for retirement, maybe they should add “unboarding” programs as a bookend for those nearing retirement.

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Should a Plan Sponsor Adopt a 401k Investment Policy Statement?

    Should a Plan Sponsor Adopt a 401k Investment Policy Statement?

Whether a plan sponsor decides to adopt a 401k IPS remains an open question. It’s not a question that should be treated casually. Every plan situation is different. Plan sponsors therefore must conduct a thorough due diligence to determine what’s best for their plan.

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What is a 401k Investment Policy Statement (IPS)?

    What is a 401k Investment Policy Statement (IPS)?

Although we’ve seen a broader acceptance of using an IPS, their use is by no means universal and particularly lacking among smaller employers. Perhaps there’s a realization that, if you don’t get the IPS right, you’ll only increase your liability.

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The 5 Biggest Worries of 401k Plan Sponsors and What To Do About Them

    The 5 Biggest Worries of 401k Plan Sponsors and What To Do About Them

When you’re not an expert in an important job that you need done, what do you do?

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How to Address Top Fiduciary Issues for Trade Associations Sponsoring 401k MEPs

    How to Address Top Fiduciary Issues for Trade Associations Sponsoring 401k MEPs

It appears all but certain the floodgates will soon open wide, unleashing a torrent of trade association sponsored 401k MEPs. If you’re looking for the trigger that will open those floodgates, here’s what you should be paying attention to.

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Fiduciary Lessons from Ken Fisher Fallout

    Fiduciary Lessons from Ken Fisher Fallout

Therein lies the conundrum. In the current environment, it may be far easier to overlook the failure to meet benchmarks with adequate consistency than it is to ignore the du jour ad hoc definition of woke.

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A Company Fiduciary Must Ask These Questions Before Joining a 401k MEP

    A Company Fiduciary Must Ask These Questions Before Joining a 401k MEP

MEPs have the potential to do what state-sponsored plans may not be able to offer – protection under ERISA. That’s in the employees’ best interests. If many embrace this concept, September 30, 2019 may indeed signal the dawn of a new day in retirement saving. Still, due diligence remains an imperative.

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Exclusive Interview: Ric Edelman Says Reg BI “Unlikely to be Implemented”

    Exclusive Interview: Ric Edelman Says Reg BI “Unlikely to be Implemented”

“The SEC’s Regulation BI is terribly disappointing. It not only fails to protect consumers; it actually makes the situation worse… The confusion that will ensue will be very damaging to investors nationwide.”

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How Reg BI Changes the Fiduciary Landscape for the 401k Plan Sponsor

    How Reg BI Changes the Fiduciary Landscape for the 401k Plan Sponsor

Just as summer changes into fall, Reg BI will change the way all participants – investors, service providers, and 401k plan sponsors – interact with each other. These are the changes we might expect.

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The Hidden Danger of Over-Diversification: Why 401k Plan Sponsors Must Demand Fiduciary Advisers Teach Employees When Too Much is Too Much

    The Hidden Danger of Over-Diversification: Why 401k Plan Sponsors Must Demand Fiduciary Advisers Teach Employees When Too Much is Too Much

The bottom-line is employees may be setting themselves up not only for failure, but for a costly failure. This is why it’s vitally important for employees to understand more than just the simple objective and class of the mutual funds they own.

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