Okla. gov vetoes bill to give workers 401k option
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin has vetoed a bill that would have given state workers the option of enrolling in a defined contribution retirement plan similar to a 401(k). The bill by Oklahoma City Republican Rep. Randy McDaniel ...
7 smart ways to boost your 401k
Last summer, you should have received a statement from your plan administrator that listed plan investments and their performance, the types of expenses that can be deducted from your account, and the operating expenses for each investment. That was ...
401k balances hit record highs
Retirement accounts are growing fast, thanks to the surging stock market and increased contributions from workers and their employers. A combination of investment gains and worker contributions helped push the average amount stashed in a 401k to its ...
10 strategies to maximize your 401k
It's not enough to sock money away and hope it grows. Managing your nest egg correctly can mean all the difference in your golden years. At a time when most people don't have a traditional pension, protecting your 401k balance is essential to a secure ...
Dumb 401k mistakes you can't avoid
Chris Carosa, the chief contributing editor of Fiduciary News, typically recommends that plan sponsors reduce the total number of investment options available to 401k plan participants and group those investment options into four categories, or tiers, each ...
7 reasons to roll over your 401k
Your former employer's plan may not be the best place to keep your investments after you retire. Here's why an IRA might be a better idea. After retirement, you need to decide whether you should roll over your 401k to an individual retirement account.
IBM changes 401k benefits
This post comes from Helaine Olen at partner site Forbes. When it comes to pensions and 401k plans, IBM has long been a trendsetter. That's a worrisome fact in view of the company's recent controversial change to its employee retirement plan. As of Jan. 1 ...
Can you build a $2 million 401k?
Experts say workers will need ever-larger nest eggs to retire. It's possible to save enough, but only with stocks and not without risk. Here's a look at the road that might lead to a big payoff. Will you be able to retire comfortably? Like so much in life ...
New job? What to do with your 401k
Depending on your situation, you have several retirement account options. One or more of these 7 strategies will be right for you. When you leave a job, you have three ways to preserve your retirement account balance: leave it in the existing 401k plan ...
A price war for your 401k
Facing new cost-disclosure rules, some mutual funds are creating cheaper shares to win a piece of your retirement plan. The jury is still out on Washington's big effort to wring costs out of America's 401k system by making the industry disclose those costs ...
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