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How 401k Plan Sponsors Can Best Help Employees Think About And Define What A ‘Comfortable’ Retirement Means

    How 401k Plan Sponsors Can Best Help Employees Think About And Define What A ‘Comfortable’ Retirement Means

As with many things, hands-on instruction is generally the best way to achieve this, especially if you make it into an engaging workshop that’s all about the employee and the employee’s dreams, not about the plan.

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After Supreme Court Ruling, Are TDFs A Ticking Time Bomb Of Fiduciary Liability?

    After Supreme Court Ruling, Are TDFs A Ticking Time Bomb Of Fiduciary Liability?

The conflicts-of-interest inherent in selecting proprietary funds are apparent. Less so are the criteria used to determine what a suitable process might be.

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5 Steps 401k Plan Sponsors Can Use To Better Align Plan Education With Plan Participant Priorities As It Relates To Risk

    5 Steps 401k Plan Sponsors Can Use To Better Align Plan Education With Plan Participant Priorities As It Relates To Risk

The problem with Sequence of Return Risk is that there’s no way of knowing if you’ll experience it. It’s a roll of the dice. The best way to avoid this risk is to prepare as if it were going to happen.

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Exclusive Interview: Ron Surz Opines on the ‘Big 3’ and ‘The Next 401k Scandal’

    Exclusive Interview: Ron Surz Opines on the ‘Big 3’ and ‘The Next 401k Scandal’

Why are there two kinds of Target Date Funds and why does that doom this particular group of people saving for retirement in their company’s 401k plan?

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5 Areas Where Target Date Funds Increase 401k Plan Sponsors’ Fiduciary Liability

    5 Areas Where Target Date Funds Increase 401k Plan Sponsors’ Fiduciary Liability

When considering the potential – if not underestimated – liability associated with TDFs, perhaps it’s best to listen to the warning Cialdini provides regarding Social Proof: “It should never be trusted fully… we need to look up and around periodically whenever we are locked into the evidence of the crowd.”

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Did DOL Fiduciary Rule FAQ Just Fire Warning Shot at Target Date Fund/Index Fund Fees?

    Did DOL Fiduciary Rule FAQ Just Fire Warning Shot at Target Date Fund/Index Fund Fees?

How much effort does it really take for ongoing monitoring of an index fund or a target date fund? And does that justify the fees advisers typically charge? And is this why the DOL inserted that reference in Q5 of the Fiduciary FAQ?

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Why Isn’t 401k Fee Disclosure Working?

Who needs fee disclosure when you have Jerry Schlichter?

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Are Target Date Funds a Ticking Time Bomb?

Like lemmings to the sea, retirement savers default to a controversial product.

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FiduciaryNews Trending Topics for ERISA Plan Sponsors: Week Ending 6/20/14

Fiduciary Facts, Fee Faux Pas and Ignorant Investing

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Exclusive Interview: Ron Surz Says Regulators Can’t Solve Target Date Fund Problems

“Advisers should be very scared of being implicated in the lawsuits that will happen.”

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