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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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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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Labor Department not deterred in fiduciary rule proposal

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The Labor Department is not going to let push-back from the financial services industry delay its fiduciary rule for advisers who handle retirement plans - but that does not mean the regulation will be out anytime soon.

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Pension Reformers Should Not Promise Freedom From Fiduciary Duties, Borzi Says

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The success of private pension reform will depend on whether proponents can offer models that are more attractive to employers than those available within the current system of private pensions and retirement savings, a senior Department of Labor official said Feb. 22 at a pension event focused on innovation.

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Retirement pros have questions for candidates

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I asked top retirement and aging policy experts this question: "If you could pose one question in a presidential debate to the Republican and Democratic nominees, what would it be?"

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Tax Reform Will Shape Pension Agenda; Significant Regulations Expected in 2012

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Congress will pass no major retirement plan legislation in 2012, but the tax treatment of employment-based retirement benefits almost certainly will be part of any tax code overhaul in 2013—for which ideas and positions will become cemented in 2012— according to practitioners interviewed by BNA.

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House Republicans ask DOL to go easy on retirement plans

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More than four dozen Republican House members sent a letter to the Labor Department last Monday urging the agency to tread carefully if it includes individual retirement accounts in a new rule that would expand the definition of “fiduciary” for people providing advice to retirement plans.

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BNY Mellon employees sue alleging fiduciary breaches in 401(k), ESOP

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Two BNY Mellon employees have sued the company alleging breach of fiduciary duty in the management of a 401(k) plan and ESOP.

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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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As Brokers Cheer, Advisers Sound Off on DOL 401k Fiduciary Capitulation

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Chances are, very few 401k plan sponsors and precious few 401k plan participants even noticed the recent goings-on at the DOL and how they just lost valuable protection so big brokers could line their pin-striped pockets with a big chunk of somebody else’s retirement assets.

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