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How Does The Great Resignation Impact 401k Plan Sponsors?

    How Does The Great Resignation Impact 401k Plan Sponsors?

If a company sees a substantial number of employees exit their firm, this can have a detrimental impact on all areas. Even the company’s 401k can be negatively affected in a number of ways.

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Why I’m Thankful for the 401k

    Why I’m Thankful for the 401k

I’m old enough to remember a world before the 401k. So distant was this anomaly in the tax code, that I, like nearly everyone else, was unaware of its existence, let alone its significance when it was formulated in 1978. What makes this more ironic was that it was my Congressman, Barber Conable, that led the way.

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Exclusive Interview: Spencer Williams Says Post Separation Leakage “A Huge Problem”

    Exclusive Interview: Spencer Williams Says Post Separation Leakage “A Huge Problem”

In theory, 401k plans were always intended to be highly portable, but that’s not what happened. “Portability” only evolved to the extent that the most-attractive balances were picked off and rolled over to IRAs, and everyone else was left holding the bag.

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How Does Embedding Retirement Income Into A Target Date Fund Work?

    How Does Embedding Retirement Income Into A Target Date Fund Work?

It’s not just plan sponsors and plan participants that need convincing. The entire retirement plan infrastructure must also get on board. That doesn’t mean the hurdles can’t be overcome.

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Should A 401k Plan Sponsor Take On The Additional Fiduciary Liability Associated With Retirees?

    Should A 401k Plan Sponsor Take On The Additional Fiduciary Liability Associated With Retirees?

The decision to retain and service company retirees appears (at first blush at least) to be a no-brainer. But that includes a very important assumption.

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Do 401k Plan Sponsor Have Fiduciary Responsibilities For Employees In Retirement?

    Do 401k Plan Sponsor Have Fiduciary Responsibilities For Employees In Retirement?

If you think the web of fiduciary duties is complex in a 401k plan that focuses on getting employees to save for retirement, imagine how much more intricate it becomes if the plan also has to cater to retired employees.

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Is Allowing Bitcoin in Retirement Accounts Dangerous For The 401k Plan Fiduciary?

    Is Allowing Bitcoin in Retirement Accounts Dangerous For The 401k Plan Fiduciary?

It’s not a simple matter of flipping a switch and allowing cryptocurrencies in plans. Because these are alternative investments, the plan sponsor will need to learn enough about them to make an informed decision.

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When It Comes To Fees, How Does A 401k Fiduciary Measure Value?

    When It Comes To Fees, How Does A 401k Fiduciary Measure Value?

Clearly, you wouldn’t pay more for 2 apples if you could get 3 for the same price, but would you pay more to get 2 oranges instead?

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Exclusive Interview: Larry Starr Explains “Galactically Stupid,” 3% Math, and More!

    Exclusive Interview: Larry Starr Explains “Galactically Stupid,” 3% Math, and More!

Interested to know why small plans are different? What the dumbest retirement idea in the past 10 years was? What the most successful concept was? Read all about it in this article.

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Did ‘Financial Wellness’ Really Ever Have The Buzz In The First Place?

    Did ‘Financial Wellness’ Really Ever Have The Buzz In The First Place?

Perhaps it’s time to cut the cord of “financial wellness” and take your tonic of financial reality. Accept the schoolmarm for the discipline she brings, because that remains the most honest way to the riches of a satisfying retirement.

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