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Some employers shift 401(k) matches

Mar 7, 2014
Employees could lose money if their company contributes only once a year
Posted In: Retirement, 401(k)

Who does the U.S. actually owe $16.7 trillion to?

Oct 2, 2013
Although we often think of our debt as owed to foreign countries, in reality, America owes a lot of money to ourselves. Even regular Americans indirectly own a large chunk of our national debt.
Posted In: debt ceiling, national debt, 401(k), retirement plans, default

Employer health plans get the 401(k) treatment

Sep 13, 2013
Some big companies are toying with making the switch from offering traditional health plans to giving workers money to shop for their own health coverage on private exchanges. What does this mean for the cost of your medical insurance?
Posted In: 401(k), Health care and insurance

Should the government limit tax-free retirement savings?

May 8, 2013
Allan Sloan, senior editor at large at Fortune magazine, explains why he thinks Obama's proposal to limit tax-free retirement savings is a bad idea.
Posted In: retirement savings, 401(k), IRA

Some advice for the 401(k) generation

Jan 4, 2013
We work day after day, year after year, to get ready for a future when we hope we won't have to work. But retirement isn't quite as simple as it used to be, says commentator Chris Farrell.
Posted In: Retirement, retirement planning, 401(k)

IBM remakes its match

Dec 7, 2012
The tech giant is shifting its 401(k) plan to once-a-year matches instead of monthly payments.
Posted In: IBM, 401(k)

The 401(k) system doesn't work

Jul 27, 2012
Many Americans are unprepared for retirement -- and an economics professor believes government intervention is necessary to create a viable retirement system.
Posted In: Retirement, 401(k), Saving

Americans getting risky with their 401(k)s

Jul 20, 2012
Americans are trying to recoup losses from the recession by gambling with their retirement accounts.
Posted In: Retirement, 401(k)

CalPERS earnings fall flat

Jul 17, 2012
The nation's largest public pension fund got just a one percent annual return on its investments, well below the 7.5 percent the California Public Employees' Retirement System had projected for the fiscal year that ended June 30.
Posted In: Retirement, 401(k), CALpers

Letters: An estate planning primer

Jul 13, 2012
This week's letter segments tackles questions for the senior set.
Posted In: letters, Estate planning, death, 401(k), Savings

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