RETIREMENT

Oakland trucking company restores nearly $2M to 401(k)s

05/23/2014
Oakland-based Lange Trucking and its owners shortchanged their employees’ 401(k) program by nearly $2 million, according to a U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division investigation.

Out with the old? Not so fast!

05/15/2014
A survey of chief financial officers by Robert Half reveals that fewer than one-third fret that a mass exodus of experienced, mature employees could leave the company without leaders and legacy knowledge.

Retirement is biggest financial worry

05/13/2014
Not having enough money for retirement tops the list of money woes that have Americans “very” or “moderately worried,” according to a new poll.

Regardless of age, we're mostly conservative retirement investors

04/25/2014
Asked whether they prefer retirement investments that are secure with low growth potential, or high growth with lots of risk, this is what working-age investors said.

Employees with less than $1,000 in retirement savings

04/21/2014
Employees know they should save for retirement. Nevertheless, the percentage of employees with less than $1,000 socked away has risen substantially since the economic collapse of 2008.

Credit blind faith: Retirement confidence rises

04/17/2014
Americans are more confident that they’ll be able to retire comfortably than they have been in years, but their confidence may be based on little more than wishful thinking. That’s one way to read the results of the Employee Benefit Research Institute’s 24th annual Retirement Confidence Survey.

Most indexed 401(k)s beat managed funds

04/02/2014
Only about 20% of managed 401(k) funds deliver better returns that those that are simply indexed to broader market performance, according to research conducted by the Vanguard mutual fund investment company.

New voluntary retirement savings program proposed

03/28/2014
Sen. Tom Harkin, D–Iowa, has introduced legislation to create a new government-backed private pension system allowing employees to put away up to 6% of pay each year.

Cash-strapped still raiding 401(k)s to pay the bills

03/12/2014
Here’s another sign that, while the economy is generally improving, flush times can still be elusive for individuals. Fully 35% of people who voluntarily or involuntarily left their jobs last year cashed out their retirement savings instead of keeping their money in tax-advantaged accounts.

Tell young workers: You can fund retirement

03/05/2014
Here’s good news to pass along to younger workers in your organization: It is possible to fund a comfortable retirement—if you start contributing to your 401(k) now and commit to doing so throughout your career.

Boomers plan to keep working ... and working ...

02/24/2014
A new Gallup poll finds that 49% of baby boomers (born from 1946 to 1964) don’t plan to retire until after age 65—if they ever retire at all.

New myRAs seek to spur retirement savings among low-income workers

02/10/2014
In his State of the Union address, President Obama announced that he was directing the Treasury Department to create “myRA”—a government-backed affordable “starter retirement savings account that will help millions of low- and middle-income Americans begin to save for retirement.”

Boomers 'terrified' of out-of-control health care costs

01/08/2014
More than three in five (61%) pre-retirees now say they are “terrified” of what health care costs may do to their retirement plans, according to a new Harris poll.

Philadelphia Archdiocese freezes educators' pension plan

01/03/2014
The Philadelphia Catholic Arch­­diocese has frozen a defined-benefit pension plan for its 8,500 parochial school teachers and support staff. The move comes as the archdiocese wrestles with a $150 million pension deficit.

EBSA sours on Sunkist's retirement fund accounting

01/03/2014
A U.S. Department of Labor Em­­ployee Benefit Security Admin­­is­­tra­­tion (EBSA) investigation has revealed that Sunkist Growers and its fiduciaries improperly used retirement plan funds to pay salaries and benefits for several employees and managers.
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