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5 401k Participant Savings Strategies That Are More Effective Than Projected Income Disclosure

    5 401k Participant Savings Strategies That Are More Effective Than Projected Income Disclosure

All these strategies can be employed today and have proven themselves effective. It’s unclear that disclosing projected retirement income will provide the kind of incentive that will work.

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Reframe 401k Participant Education To Stop Stressing Risk And Start Emphasizing Goals

    Reframe 401k Participant Education To Stop Stressing Risk And Start Emphasizing Goals

It’s fun to talk about “risk” and “return” because these are measurables and people are comfortable with the tangible world. But none of that touches upon what really matters. Worse, it can distract you from achieving what you want most.

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Why It Might Be Time To Mix Up The Line Up In The 401k Investment Menu

    Why It Might Be Time To Mix Up The Line Up In The 401k Investment Menu

Most 401k investment menus retain the “style box” mentality of the 1990s. Who doesn’t have a kitchen from the 1990s that they don’t want to remodel? Your 401k investment menu is no different.

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3 Plan Design Updates 401k Plan Sponsors Should Make To Older 401k Plan Documents To Better Account For Today’s Circumstances

    3 Plan Design Updates 401k Plan Sponsors Should Make To Older 401k Plan Documents To Better Account For Today’s Circumstances

It’s not as if this “surprisingly secret” formula has run its course. The equation is so timeless, so simple, that it continues to work for those who have the disciple to follow its rules. Still, can today’s workers see this work for them?

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Should A 401k Fiduciary Treat ESG As An Asset Class, A Stock Valuation Factor, Or Neither?

    Should A 401k Fiduciary Treat ESG As An Asset Class, A Stock Valuation Factor, Or Neither?

ESG isn’t going away. There’s no way of telling if it’s a mood ring or a diamond ring. One thing is eminently clear: ESG is a product that people want right now. This complicates life for the retirement plan fiduciary.

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How Best to Prepare Yourself to Go from Zero to MEP/PEP in Four Months

    How Best to Prepare Yourself to Go from Zero to MEP/PEP in Four Months

Nonetheless, there is a way to short-circuit this time-frame. You can do it, but you’ve got to really want to do it.

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What’s the Most Effective Way 401k Plan Sponsors Can Motivate Their Employees to Repay Their CARES Act Early Withdrawals?

    What’s the Most Effective Way 401k Plan Sponsors Can Motivate Their Employees to Repay Their CARES Act Early Withdrawals?

Perhaps the first option to focus on is that one that involves “paying back” or “not paying back.” The rules, while straightforward to financial professionals, may be less apparent to retirement savers.

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Why You’re Not Ready for the Coming 401k MEP/PEP Revolution (Even Though You Think You Are)

    Why You’re Not Ready for the Coming 401k MEP/PEP Revolution (Even Though You Think You Are)

One of the biggest risks inherent in MEPs/PEPs is coordinating all of the many moving pieces. Here’s why people might be wrong to think they know enough about assembling a 401k MEP/PEP and regulatory compliance only heightens the potential liability.

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401k Plan Sponsors Look Before You Leap – Do MEPs Really Reduce Fees?

    401k Plan Sponsors Look Before You Leap – Do MEPs Really Reduce Fees?

Do you know the answers to the most important MEP/PEP questions – or do you only think you know the answers to the most important MEP/PEP questions?

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Exclusive Interview: Phyllis Borzi on the SECURE Act, Target Date Funds, and “Discredited Disclosure”

    Exclusive Interview: Phyllis Borzi on the SECURE Act, Target Date Funds, and “Discredited Disclosure”

“That is one of the key weaknesses of the SEC’s Reg BI. It allows brokers to claim they are working in an investor’s best interest without being held to a legal duty of loyalty”

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