what employees want

What Do Employees Want? Better 401(k) Advice For Starters

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A new survey by Schwab asked retirement savers what they need to improve their 401(k) saving outlook. It identified four key areas around planning. Understandably, the concerns related to some of the thorniest issues of retirement saving: setting goals, investing, income and taxes. Many business owners leave it up to employees to make their own… Continue reading

 
What Most 401(k) Plans Are Missing To Make Employees More Confident

What Most 401(k) Plans Are Missing To Make Employees More Confident

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Are your employees happy with their retirement plan? They probably aren’t but can’t put a finger on why. A recent study by DALBAR may have found the answer: Employees don’t know when they can retire. Having a financial advisor and a solid financial plan can greatly increase employee satisfaction with a retirement plan. That is… Continue reading

 

Defusing the Unseen Risk Many 401(k) Participants Take With Their Retirements

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The rising popularity of target-date funds in 401(k) plans could be seen as a sign of progress. People seem to know that they need help picking the right combination of investments. Increasing numbers of them opt for target-date funds, which are designed to adjust the ratio of stocks to bonds over time, steadily reducing risk.… Continue reading

 

Do Your Employees Feel Bullish About Retirement?

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Contributions to 401(k) have remained stable over the past 15 months, but not everyone has been able to save for retirement in the manner they would prefer. According to BlackRock’s 2021 “DC Pulse Survey,” 57% of respondents stated that the coronavirus pandemic has had an adverse effect on their retirement savings.  This was especially true… Continue reading

 

Loans From Your 401(k): Understand the Facts

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The pandemic year has a been a hard one for otherwise diligent savers and investors. Some of your employees may have opted to take out loans from their 401(k) plan to cover expenses. It’s important as a plan provider to educate your employees on the importance of staying current with 401(k) loan terms and, if… Continue reading

 

Your 401(k) Fees Could Cost You A Half Million in Retirement 

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Ask anyone with a 401(k) plan at work what they pay in fees and the answers may surprise you: Most people think they pay nothing at all. Even those who know that’s impossible undershoot by a surprisingly large margin, guessing “about 1%” in fees. The full truth is usually a shock: Many 401(k) savers pay… Continue reading

 

Baby Steps Can Help You Meet Retirement Savings Goals

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Do you have plans to make big financial changes this year? If so, good for you! This is an incredibly common goal for many Americans this year, on the heels of a very financially stressful 2020. Unfortunately, it is human nature to become overwhelmed by big goals and allow that stress to stand in the… Continue reading

 

Three New Years Resolutions for 401(k) Plan Sponsors

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Most 401(k) plan sponsors are finishing out the year with an eye towards how they can drive improvements to their plans in 2021 and boost outcomes for plan participants. In that spirit, 401(k) Specialist Magazine has developed a list of three New Years Resolutions for 401(k) plan sponsors that includes the end of automatic cash-outs,… Continue reading