Posts Tagged ‘401k’

More Choice Isn’t Always Better

When 401(k) plans were introduced in the early 1980s, most had only one-to-three funds available. Typically, participants would find a low-income/low-risk fund (often called a “guaranteed” investment vehicle) and an employer stock fund. As the plans became more popular, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) determined that plan sponsors had to offer more options that […]

Financial Education [Trend To Watch]

Results from the National Financial Capability Study (NFCS) were released in July, 2016 by the FINRA Investor Education Foundation (FINRA Foundation). The findings, which include data from more than 27,000 U.S. adults, reiterate the importance of providing people with financial education to help them better manage their money. According to an infographic that depicts the study’s results, “Absolute levels […]

Ensuring A Bright Financial Future In An Aging World

My colleague recently sent me an article that discusses the financial security, or lack thereof, of Americans. And that’s very troubling. The problems we face today are, indeed, different than yesterday. Take for example the fact we’re living longer, albeit with health issues, such as Alzheimer’s. Or, take America’s Social Security retirement trust funds into […]