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Just A Little Too Cute For Their Own Good

Shortly after I discovered that I could ride my bicycle no hands it occurred to me that I could stand on the seat. My mother, watching from the yard called out that I was being just a little too cute for my own good. That warning was followed up almost instantly by a memorable crash to the sidewalk. To my [...]

By | August 16th, 2019|

Target Date Funds: Not A Silver Bullet For 401(k) Participants

Target date funds have been around since the early 1990s, and they are gathering the vast majority of new money going into 401(k) funds. But, few plan participants have a clue about what they are and how they work. This is a massive failure of plan sponsors, investment advisors, and Third Party Administrators to do their dut to provide basic [...]

By | July 28th, 2019|

Roth Option Will Improve Your Company 401K

Many of your plan participants would greatly benefit from a Roth 401(K)  provision. From the perspective of the plan sponsor, it’s a no brainer. It should be available on every plan. And you can enhance your plan benefits without one single penny of additional cost to the company. Roth 401(k) provisions are grossly underutilized, and when available in a [...]

By | July 21st, 2019|

Improve Your Company 401(k) With Behavioral Finance

If the goal of a 401(k) Plan is to prepare employees for a secure and prosperous retirement, then too many plans fall short. But some simple changes in plan design will dramatically improve the odds that your employees will have a good outcome. The best news is that they don’t cost the employer anything. The 401(k) was never designed to [...]

By | July 14th, 2019|

The Inverted Yield Curve: Facts and Fictions

An inverted yield curve is almost guaranteed to spook investors. To some it’s the ultimate forecast of doom and gloom in the economy. When it momentarily went inverted recently, markets swooned until the Federal Reserved made comforting little noises about potential rate reductions. Nevertheless, while an inverted yield curve generates lots of chatter in the press, it’s not the [...]

By | July 1st, 2019|

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