IRAs & 401ks Archive

Survey: Most Americans Have No Clue What Their Retirement Plan Costs

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Do you know — really know — what you pay for your retirement plan? If you do, consider yourself in the minority. A recent Rebalance poll found that more than half of Americans (57%) believe they pay “no fees” or… Continue reading

 

Despite COVID-19 Related Economic Uncertainty, Retirement Balances Hit Record Levels in 2020

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Retirement account balances hit record levels in Q4 2020, according to a recent survey released by Fidelity. More good news: one-third of 401(k) savers increased their savings rate in 2020, while contribution rates for women in 401(k), 403(b) and IRA… Continue reading

 

The Problem With Investment Fees

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Fees matter. Even for savvy investors who pride themselves on proactively putting money away every month, hidden investment fees can eat away at your 401(k) to the tune of millions of dollars over time. Rebalance prides ourselves on our Better… Continue reading

 

Best Practices for Dealing with Missing 401(k) Participants

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Earlier this month, the Department of Labor released information designed to help fiduciaries meet their obligations to locate and distribute retirement benefits to “missing” and non-responsive participants. Included in one of the DOL documents, titled “Best Practices for Pension Plans”… 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… Continue reading

 

The Toll on Small Business Retirement Savings from COVID-19

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Earlier this year as businesses and consumers alike started to feel the economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, there was a great deal of speculation as to whether companies would put a hold on 401(k) matches. Fortunately, according to a… 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… Continue reading

 

Impact of CARES Act on Early 401(k) Withdrawals

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Thanks to the CARES Act, 401(k) plan participants have been able to take emergency withdrawals of up to $100,000 from their accounts without incurring a 10% penalty. As a result, there has been a dramatic increase in inquiries about early… Continue reading

 

Employers See 401(k) Lawsuits Increase Exponentially in 2020

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Lawsuits aimed at companies providing their employees with a 401(k) plan have increased five-fold in 2020. Companies large and small are seeing lawsuits from 401(k) plan participants questioning the prevalence of high fees and sub-standard investment options. Read more in… Continue reading

 
    
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