401(k) News Continued

Your 401(k) match may be in jeopardy. Here’s what you should do.

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As companies look to cut costs amid the coronavirus pandemic, many of them have or will soon stop matching their employees’ 401(k) contributions. That can make it harder for you to stay on track with your savings. During the financial… Continue reading

 

Lost Your Job but Still Have a 401(k)? Here’s What to Do With It

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Tens of millions of Americans have lost their jobs as the coronavirus ravages the economy, bringing the unemployment rate to a Great Depression-level 14.7 percent — and many are looking for emergency lifelines to meet living expenses. Retirement accounts will be… Continue reading

 

Leveraging Your 401(k) for Good Citizenship

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In this article for The New York Times, columnist Ron Lieber reports on how everyday investors are making the world a better place through socially responsible investing strategies. How to Get Socially Conscious Funds Into Your 401(k) by Ron Lieber… Continue reading

 

How To Get Your Money Back From An Old 401(k) Account

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Found money is exhilarating, even more so when it actually belongs to you. Every few years the same story pops up in the media — how to claim “lost” bank accounts or other assets, such as old stock certificates. Usually… Continue reading

 
Rebalance your retirement investment portfolio correctly

Decisions About Rolling Over Your 401(k) or 403(b)

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Jay Vivian, former managing director of the IBM Retirement Funds, on why rolling over your 401(k) is important. Continue reading

 
Trump Moving To Delay Rule That Protects Workers From Bad Financial Advice

NPR Reporting On The Fight To Make Retirement Investing Safer

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Chris Arnold is a reporter with NPR who has a knack for explaining the complexities of investing in simple, plain English. In the ongoing fight for greater consumer protections, NPR produced a segment that highlights the intricacies of the fiduciary rule, and… Continue reading

 
Retirement saving for freelancers and contractors

Retirement Planning – Freelancers Have A Secret Weapon, The Solo 401(K)

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An amazing 40 percent of American workers will be classified as freelancers by 2020, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Once the province of recent graduates and those “in between” jobs, the wave of the future seems to be… Continue reading

 
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The Basics of 401(k) Retirement Planning

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The history of the most common American retirement plan — the workplace 401(k) — is long, but the essential idea is simple. Save money today and lower your current income taxes. Put in pre-tax money while you are working and… Continue reading

 

All the Ways You Can Mess Up Your 401(k)

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Workplace retirement plans get a lot of bad press, primarily small company plans loaded with high fees. But, truth be told, 401(k)s have been a boon to millions of Americans with access to them. In total, 55 million savers held… Continue reading

 
    
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