When Investors Should Flee Their 401(k)s: Retirement Scan
Investors may consider leaving their 401(k) retirement plans if their employer doesn't match the contribution they make; Plus, five money-making ideas to boost clients' retirement funds.
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More than half of global employers surveyed by Vanguard say they intend to boost company contributions to 401(k) plans in the next five years; Plus, almost half of American workers (45%) are not saving for retirement. more »
Workers aged 65 and above accounted for more than 16% of the labor force in 2010, up from 12% in 1990, according to the Census Bureau--and many of them have no plans to quit. more »
If clients need to scramble to pay out-of-pocket medical expenses, that's just one red flag they haven't saved enough: Plus, some investors can't wait for higher interest rates. more »
Missing the deadline for enrollment brings a penalty of 10% of the Part B premium for every year not enrolled--and in some cases, it's for life. more »
Retirement investors could post attractive returns amid high interest rates with high quality intermediate-term bonds: Plus, top mutual funds for 401(k) retirement savings. more »
Gen Xers can save in their 401(k) plans for a longer period of time compared with baby boomers, and can expect higher tax-deferred investment growth; Plus, the best and worst states for retirement. more »
Target date funds charge higher fees and don't perform well during a financial crisis; Plus, three great freebies for retirees. more »
Future retirees whose non-Social Security income exceeds $80,000 would see benefit cuts under a proposal by the New Jersey governor; Plus, why Roth IRA tax tricks won't rescue an investor's retirement. more »
Entrepreneurs who are operating abroad need to take advantage of qualified retirement accounts for their business; Plus, why Social Security reform will never happen. more »
Nearly 60% of retirees started collecting Social Security before they reached full retirement age, reducing benefits by as much as 30%, according to a survey. more »
Fidelity and Vanguard have almost the same investment portfolios in their target-date funds, but lower expenses give Vanguard's investors a higher return.; Plus, clients should try a retirement dress rehearsal before the big day. more »
Federal authorities for the first time have directly included rollovers and IRAs in their latest fiduciary standard proposal, and that could have a huge impact on firms in a fast-growing and profitable segment of the retirement savings industry. more »
While some retirees work even after they are financially secure, a full 46% would have retired four years early if they could have afforded it; Plus, cookie cutter solutions won't do. more »
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