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Retirement

Economy recovered, but retirement savings didn’t

01/22/2019
The retirement savings levels of working-age Americans remain deeply inadequate despite the economic recovery, according to a study by the nonprofit National Institute on Retirement Security.

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.