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Planning to Retire

July 2010


5 Ways to Size Up Your 401(k) Match

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401(k) matches vary considerably from company to company. Vanguard administered more than 200 different 401(k) match formulas ranging from less than 1 percent to over 10 percent of pay in 2009, according to a new analysis of 600 Vanguard retirement accounts with 1.3 million eligible employees. How ...

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6 Reasons to Delay Retirement

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The Senate Finance Committee held a hearing yesterday to discuss the increasing likelihood that seniors will need and want to delay retirement. Experts testified that Americans working until older ages will have a dramatic impact on the economy, Social Security, and especially their own personal ...

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New Rules for 401(k) Fee Disclosure

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Employees with a 401(k) may soon be able to get information about how much they are paying in fees. The Department of Labor issued new rules yesterday designed to increase disclosure of the fees deducted from retirement accounts.

401(k) service providers, including fiduciaries, investment advisers,

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Retirees At Risk of Outliving Savings

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Many Americans are likely to run out of money in retirement. Almost half (47 percent) of early baby boomers currently ages 56 to 62 are at risk of outliving their retirement savings, according to a new Employee Benefit Research Institute study. Even among late boomers ages 46 to 55 and generation ...

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Workers Can’t Quantify 401(k) Fees Paid

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Retirement savers are having difficulty finding out how much they are paying in 401(k) fees. Most employers (67 percent) think that workers have a clear understanding of the fees associated with their retirement plan, according to a Harris Interactive and Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies

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The 10 Most Common Retirement Benefits

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Retirement benefits vary considerably by employer. Most large employers now provide a 401(k) or similar type of retirement account, but other valuable retirement perks including retiree health insurance and traditional pensions are declining. Here’s a look at the most common retirement benefits.

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