11 July 2020
The Department of Labor Encourages Use of Private Equity Funds in Retirement Plans
The Department of Labor on Wednesday assured retirement plan providers that they can include private securities in funds that they offer to their individual account participants.
The U.S. Trade Deficit Widened in March
The U.S. trade deficit widened in March as the economic shock related to the global coronavirus pandemic held down both imports and exports.
Mnuchin Says Most of the U.S Economy Will Be Open Later In Summer
U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said that he expects most, if not all, of the economy to be open by later in the summer.
4 Steps To Prepare For A Secure Retirement
Senior Investment Analyst of Vanguard's Investment Strategy Group
If you work and save from age 18 to age 63, you’ll spend around 45 years preparing for a retirement that spans about half as long—just over 22 years.* Your personal circumstances will determine whether you remain in the workforce (and continue saving) longer.
Employees Want Financial Education
According to employers, the number one financial challenge facing employees is credit...
401k Participation Surges At Small Businesses
Small-business defined contribution plans are on a roll, according to...
8 Steps To Building A Better Nest Egg
Imagine for a moment you're ill-prepared for retirement and don’t know what specific...
Women Outlive Men. Why Do They Retire Earlier?
Based on current life expectancy tables, a typical girl born in the United States today...
Consolidation Of The Defined Contribution Market
The retirement-plan intermediary space has been "a game of two halves" for many...
Millennials Better Prepared For Retirement Than Other Generations
Millennials are the most likely to have set specific retirement goals and to have the...
ETFs Still Missing From 401ks
ETFs may show up in small-sized plans, or if a plan allows a brokerage account, but when...
Younger Workers Favor Target Date Funds
Younger workers favor target date funds in their retirement plan portfolios, according to...
Are You Ready To Retire Early?
Before you answer "no" because you haven't quite hit your early retirement savings goal,...
Prison Time For 401k Embezzlement
The U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas has sentenced business owner Brenda...
Worried You’re Going To Retire Broke?
Americans still feel woefully unprepared for retirement, but many would like help, if...
Retirement Age Disconnect
When you’re young, retirement is a far-off, almost abstract concept. When you’re old,...
How Gen X Can Retire Successfully
If you’re a member of Generation X, chances are you may be feeling that “Reality Bites”...
IRA Assets Will Double 401k Plans Over Next 5 Years
Assets in individual retirement accounts are likely to grow to almost twice the amount...
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The paper segments retirees into three groups; those who spend about $25,000 a year in...
Mortgage rates fell to an all-time record low in the week ending 2nd July.
The Department of Labor on Wednesday assured retirement plan providers that they can...
Test Finds The World Is Not Retirement Ready
The three-question test, given as part of The Aegon Retirement Readiness Survey 2018,...
DC Managers See 17.4% Increase In Assets
Defined contribution money managers reported a record $7.09 trillion in...
Managed Accounts, Target Date Funds Produce Better Returns
Defined contribution plan participants who use managed accounts or target-date funds...
Auto Feature Boost DC Participants’ Income Replacement Level
Auto features improve defined contribution plan participants' income replacement...
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