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For 401(k)s, Size Matters

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Higher fees? Less scrutiny from the boss? Experts say workers at smaller firms should pay extra attention to their retirement plans.

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How fees can chew up a chunk of your 401(k)

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What you don't know can hurt you. In fact, it can hurt you a lot. So when you get a letter about your 401(k) or 403(b) from your benefits office at work this month or next, look at it.

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4 Key Items to Look For in New 401(k) Disclosures

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It's easy to overlook what's important when it comes to saving money. Many people would sooner clip a toothpaste coupon than review their retirement accounts to assess whether they can minimize investment fees.

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Why Saving In Your 401(k) Might Be Horrible For You

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A 401(k) may be the largest financial asset a family has. They can be great to build wealth, or so defective they may not be worth your participation. They range from excellent to awful. Unfortunately, it’s up to you to decide whether to maximize the opportunity or pass and find better ways to invest.

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401(k) fee transparency rules take effect Sunday

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Federal disclosure rules that go into effect Sunday will make it easier for workers and retirees to see how much their 401(k) accounts are being docked in fees.

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The Curtain Opens on 401(k) Fees

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IF recent stock market gyrations have taken a bite out of your 401(k), get ready for more discomfort. You’re about to learn how much you’re paying just to maintain that account.

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Could Your 401(k) Fees Buy a House?

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There are more than 50 million Americans with investments in 401(k) and other defined-contribution retirement-savings plans. They’re about to be getting more information about the fees they pay. By one estimate, it could be sobering news.

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4 Countries with Better 401(k) Plans than the United States

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The United States isn't the only country that encourages workers to use retirement accounts to save for the future. Some other countries provide retirement accounts similar to 401(k)s that offer clearer disclosures, simpler investments, and lower costs than most retirement plans in the United States.

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Looming election slams brakes on fiduciary regs

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DOL and SEC likely will delay any moves until after Nov. vote

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Many Experience Challenges Regaining Employment and Face Reduced Retirement Security

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The number of workers age 55 and over experiencing long-term unemployment has grown substantially since the recession began in 2007. This raises concerns about how long-term unemployment will affect older workers’ reemployment prospects and future retirement income.

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