NEW YORK, July 23- All it usually takes to borrow money from your 401 are a few clicks on a website, and a check will arrive a few days later. Internal Revenue Service rules say you can borrow up to $50,000 or 50 percent of the account balance, whichever is greater. The problem is with middle-aged workers, who are the heaviest loan users, according data from the Employee...» Read More
June 3- Concentrate on savings when you are young, but worry more about making the right asset allocation as you get closer to retirement. That's the finding of a new paper from investment firm Research Associates looking at 401 k retirement plans. Broadly speaking, there are two principal ways to amass a capital sum: one is to put money aside, the other to invest it...
CNBC's Sharon Epperson provides insight to the best ways to save for your own retirement and children's college costs.
NEW YORK, May 27- Long before the phrase "robo-adviser" existed, Sunnyvale, California- based Financial Engines was cornering the untapped 401 plan market with computer simulations to help people save for retirement. To hang onto those investors- and find others- Financial Engines is planning to go up against other so-called "robo-advisers," companies that use...
The years right before and after retirement are especially risky for investors, experts say. Here's how to navigate them.
CHICAGO, May 21- The U.S. Supreme Court ruled this week that employers have a duty to protect workers in their 401 plans from mutual funds that are too expensive or perform poorly. The high court ruled on a class-action lawsuit against Edison International. St. Louis lawyer Jerome Schlichter, who has made a cause of suing 401 plans to get them to shape up, brought the...
The Supreme Court is calling for more transparency from companies managing retirement plans. John Moninger, Eaton Vance managing director, shares his reaction to the ruling.
WASHINGTON, May 18- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday revived claims made by Edison International employees who accused the utility of favoring higher-cost mutual funds over lower-cost ones in its retirement plan. The justices, in a ruling written by Justice Stephen Breyer, said the lawsuit had been filed in a timely fashion. Glenn Tibble and other employees...
WASHINGTON, May 18- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday revived claims made by Edison International employees who accused the utility of favoring higher-cost mutual funds over lower-cost ones in its retirement plan.
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