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Keeping Track of Your Retirement Investments

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Employees are transient. Look at your own life: Even if you’re in your 20s or early 30s, it’s possible you’ve already worked with several different employers. One report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics stated that the boomer group studied held an average of 11 jobs while they were between the ages of 18 and 44.

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Thanks but No Thanks on 401(k) Advice

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An increasing number of plans offer outside help, typically for a fee. So far, most participants aren't buying in.

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Workers Come Out Winners Even After 401(k) Lawsuits Are Losers

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Few workers are happy with the performance of their 401(k) plans in recent years but how much blame should be placed with employers?

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Investment guidance for employees long overdue

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A new Labor Department rule could help millions of workers make better choices on how to invest in their workplace retirement plans.

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Retirement Plans Don’t Have to Give You a Cash Option

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The recent wild swings of the stock market had a lot of investors seeking the safety of cash, at least temporarily. One Bucks reader wrote to lament that the retirement plan offered by his former employer, a large not-for-profit institution, lacked what he deemed suitable options for putting investments in cash.

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When Will You Retire?

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Is this any way to plan for retirement? After a week of huge swings, the Standard & Poor’s 500-stock index, a broad gauge of the market, was modestly higher on Friday but still down for the week.

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401(k) Plans Are Designed for Mediocrity

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Understanding the typical investment will help people understand why 401(k)s are intentionally designed for mediocrity.

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Let the 401(k) investor beware

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A new report from the Government Accountability Office warns employees to watch out for biased investment guidance from the financial companies paid to set up and run their 401(k) plans.

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DOL to Issue Final Rule on Fiduciary by Year-End: Borzi

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Phyllis Borzi, assistant secretary for the Department of Labor’s (DOL) Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) said Tuesday that the EBSA plans to “refine” the text of its proposed regulation amending the definition of fiduciary under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) and issue a final rule by year-end.

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DOL, industry spar over fund lineups

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The Labor Department and representatives from service providers and pension advocacy groups today sparred over whether presenting a retirement plan with a fund lineup constitutes investment advice.

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