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5 Major Advantages 401k Plans Have Over Pension Plans

    5 Major Advantages 401k Plans Have Over Pension Plans

For all the rose-colored eyes that have a created a legend flawless certitude concerning memories of a time that never existed, pension plans simply can’t measure up to 401k plans.

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401k Plan Sponsors Must Be Wary Of Fiduciary Liability Associated With Bitcoin ETFs

    401k Plan Sponsors Must Be Wary Of Fiduciary Liability Associated With Bitcoin ETFs

Plan sponsors need to think about it in these terms: Does it make sense to have a pork-belly ETF on a 401k investment menu? How about orange futures?

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401k Fiduciary Warning: This Is How The Supreme Court’s Chevron Decision Might Impact The Retirement Plan Industry

    401k Fiduciary Warning: This Is How The Supreme Court’s Chevron Decision Might Impact The Retirement Plan Industry

To make the procedure more agonizing, the transition away from Chevron may feel like death by a thousand cuts. But the snail-like process of the courts has its benefits.

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Plan Sponsor Worries About 401k To IRA Direct Transfers

    Plan Sponsor Worries About 401k To IRA Direct Transfers

The process of transferring assets is not without its own liabilities. The exact nature of the fiduciary risk depends on the nature of the transfer.

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Will These Be The Biggest 401k Fiduciary Stories In 2024?

    Will These Be The Biggest 401k Fiduciary Stories In 2024?

If you have any experience in the retirement plan business, some predictions just write themselves. As in “an incredible feeling of déjà vu.”

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The Dirty Secret About Collective Investment Trusts They Don’t Tell You

    The Dirty Secret About Collective Investment Trusts They Don’t Tell You

CITs can only be offered within the confines of a trust relationship. That means the plan itself might be structurally different than one that has an investment menu limited to mutual funds.

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IBM’s New 401k Match Policy Isn’t What You Think

    IBM’s New 401k Match Policy Isn’t What You Think

Eliminating the match and investing a large portion of retirement savings in bonds creates a risk. It may cause the retirement savings to go down in flames.

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How Do 401k Plan Sponsors Convince Middle-Class Workers They Can Retire?

    How Do 401k Plan Sponsors Convince Middle-Class Workers They Can Retire?

Of course, to really answer the question of post-retirement middle class stability, we have to understand what “middle class” means. Luckily, there are folks who collect data, which helps with this definition.

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What 401k Plan Sponsors Should Do About ‘Lost’ Participants

    What 401k Plan Sponsors Should Do About ‘Lost’ Participants

The DOL’s guidance on missing plan participants appears just as effective as its week 2012 Mutual Fund Fee Disclosure Rule. Yes, it’s there, but it has no viability. Still, that doesn’t mean 401k plan sponsors can ignore the issue, even if they have not lost participants.

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$4.3 Million Or $1.27 Million? What’s The Point Of Scary Retirement Projection Numbers?

    $4.3 Million Or $1.27 Million? What’s The Point Of Scary Retirement Projection Numbers?

The twist is this: The bad news is only a fraction of the people will be able to save $4.3 million for retirement because the average salary is too low. The good news is most people won’t need to save $4.3 million because, thanks to living on a low average salary, they are accustomed to spending far less.

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