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Retirement

Steal pension funds, go to jail

11/27/2018
A joint investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor and the Internal Revenue Service has led to the conviction of a Cleveland CEO who embezzled $126,000 from an employee retirement plan.

Consistency is key to 401(k) wealth-building

11/13/2018
It may seem obvious, but now there’s research to back it up: Consistent participation in an employer-sponsored retirement plan results in higher account balances—as much as 122% higher.

Small businesses could offer 401(k) plans under proposed DOL rule

10/30/2018
An Oct. 22 DOL statement said the proposed rule would ease restrictions on the kinds of employers that can provide 401(k) retirement benefits via so-called association retirement plans.

4 plan features crucial to 401(k) wealth-building

10/30/2018
Employer-sponsored retirement plans are most successful at building employee wealth if they feature these four things.

One-third of workers will retire comfortably by age 67

10/16/2018
If current employee savings trends continue, half of workers will need to wait for retirement until at least age 70 to be considered financially prepared, according to findings from a new survey by the Aon consulting firm.

Snapshot: Reality check: When will you really retire?

10/10/2018
Life has a way of interfering with employees’ retirement plans.

Employees value retirement planning advice at work

09/18/2018
Workers welcome their employers’ help when planning for retirement, according to a new report by the Employee Benefit Research Institute.

IRS opens door to using 401(k)s to pay off employees’ student loans

09/11/2018
The IRS has voiced its support for using funds set aside in an employer-sponsored 401(k) plan to pay down student debt.

Snapshot: Less than 50% satisfied with comp & benefits

09/11/2018
Most U.S. employees are satisfied with their jobs and employers. Other than vacation leave, however, fewer than half are positive about pay and benefits.

Small business retirement plans get boost from executive order

09/04/2018
The order calls on the Department of Labor to explore how to expand multiple employer plans, allowing unrelated businesses to band together to jointly sponsor retirement plans.