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Planning to Retire

February 2010


Survey: Employees Want Fewer 401(k) Decisions

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The typical 401(k) plan has about 18 investment options. Savvy and inexperienced investors alike are expected to choose among them. Account holders must also individually calculate how much they must tuck away each year to finance an unknown number of retirement years. It turns out that many ...

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Study: Older People Need Less Sleep

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Older adults may need less sleep than younger people to feel rested the next day, suggests a new study. Researchers at the Clinical Research Centre of the University of Surrey recently found that older adults between ages 66 and 83 sleep 20 minutes less than middle-aged adults age 40 to 55 and 43 ...

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6 Ways Employers Will Change 401(k)s in 2010

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Employers plan to get more involved in their 401(k) plans in 2010. The trend of employers automatically signing their workers up for retirement accounts is expected to continue this year. Many companies will also attempt to steer their employees into more appropriate investments, according to a new ...

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Why Employers Suspend 401(k) Matches

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Approximately 218 companies suspended their 401(k) match between January 2008 and November 2009, according to a new analysis by the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College. Researchers Alicia Munnell and Laura Quinby estimate that 4.9 percent of all 401(k) participants were newly matchless ...

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