Should you put cryptocurrency in your retirement account?

Marketplace Senior Economics Contributor Chris Farrell says think twice. He calls the crypto ecosystem "volatile" and "opaque."
A scene from the Bitcoin 2021 Convention, a crypto-currency conference held on June 04, 2021 in Miami, Florida.
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More companies are starting emergency savings programs for employees

Oct 22, 2020
Are they any better than a traditional bank savings account?
A savings pot that isn't linked to your bank account could help to limit withdrawals.
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Downturn leads some to withdraw early from retirement accounts

May 15, 2020
Almost a third of people in a LendingTree survey said they were withdrawing from retirement accounts
The economic slump is making some Americans spend down liquid assets.
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GE freezes pensions as the benefit becomes endangered in private sector

Oct 8, 2019
General Electric is freezing its pensions for 20,000 non-union workers and will offer pension buyouts for another 100,000 former employees. GE said the move will save $8 billion, part of a plan to shed some of the company’s considerable debt. The move, from one of America’s most iconic corporations, is just one more step in […]
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Should you be worried about big dips in the stock market?

Feb 9, 2018
We gathered experts to answer this and more of your questions about the week's roller-coaster ride.
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Why people are abandoning their 401(k)s

Changing jobs? Remember to move your retirement funds.
Don't leave your 401(k) behind when you move to a new job.
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5 things you need to know about 401(k)s

Oct 27, 2017
The award-winning author of "Money Girl’s Smart Moves to Grow Rich," tells us what we need to know about the popular retirement savings account.
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Congress looks at capping your annual 401(k) contribution

Oct 24, 2017
What alternatives are out there?
There is a “considerable amount of concern that middle-income Americans are not saving enough for their retirement,” says Joseph Cordes of George Washington University.
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