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  • Gauging patience of 401k participants  Friday, 24 Oct 2014 | 4:17 PM ET

    Discussing recent movement in 401k portfolios on market fears, with Ric Edelman, Edelman Financial Services, and CNBC's Sharon Epperson.

  • Abrupt movement in 401(k) portfolios  Friday, 24 Oct 2014 | 4:16 PM ET

    CNBC's Sharon Epperson reports on the correlation between market moves and movement in 401(k) investments.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 21- Ford Motor Co said on Tuesday the company will drop the Pimco Total Return Fund from its 401 k plan as a result of the sudden departure of Bill Gross. Effective Nov. 14, 2014, the Pimco Total Return Fund is being removed from Ford's investment lineup. " Gross, one of the bond market's most renowned investors and the former manager of the flagship Pimco...

  • Excess CEO pay a 'disease': Shareholder activists Monday, 20 Oct 2014 | 9:42 AM ET
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    Robert Monks and Nell Minow work to hold executives of publicly traded companies accountable to shareholders, USA Today reports.

  • Big firms raise risk in 401(k) target-date funds Friday, 10 Oct 2014 | 5:47 AM ET

    Several major fund companies are increasing the stock allocation of their target date funds, which are used by many of those with such plans.

  • Oct 10- In changes that have raised the potential investment risks in many 401 retirement accounts, several major fund companies are increasing the stock allocation of their target date funds, which are used by many of those with such plans. BlackRock Inc, Fidelity Investments and Pacific Investment Management Co- all firms that have seen returns in their...

  • Taking a loan from yourself  Tuesday, 7 Oct 2014 | 3:10 PM ET

    A 401(k) plan is designed to help you save for retirement. But, what if you are strapped for cash? Geri Pell explains why it may be a smart decision (sometimes) to borrow from your plan.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 6- When Chris Costello wanted to test his new online 401 advice service called blooom, he asked his sister if she would let him peek under the hood of her account. The difference can be more than 3 percent a year on returns or up to 80 percent over 25 years, according to a recent study by benefits consultant Aon Hewitt and 401 advice service Financial...

  • YOUR MONEY-Five ways to get help with your 401(k) Monday, 6 Oct 2014 | 2:22 PM ET

    NEW YORK, Oct 7- When Chris Costello wanted to test his new online 401 advice service called blooom, he asked his sister if she would let him peek under the hood of her account. The difference can be more than 3 percent a year on returns or up to 80 percent over 25 years, according to a recent study by benefits consultant Aon Hewitt and 401 advice service Financial...

  • Stern Advice-Should you tap your 401(k)to buy a house? Wednesday, 1 Oct 2014 | 2:39 PM ET

    NEW YORK, Oct 1- It makes sense, given the gains workers have seen in their retirement plans and in home prices in recent years, that they would consider tapping their 401 accounts to buy homes.

  • Bond world bombshell -- now what?  Friday, 26 Sep 2014 | 3:42 PM ET

    Pimco co-founder Bill Gross is leaving the firm for rival Janus Capital. CNBC's Sharon Epperson reports how this may impact individual investors.

  • Bill Gross & your 401k  Friday, 26 Sep 2014 | 2:11 PM ET

    CNBC's Sharon Epperson discusses what the departure of Bill Gross means for 401k holders and individual investors' retirement plans.

  • 401-not-ok  Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 4:43 PM ET

    CNBC's Sharon Epperson reports on the drop in 401(k) balances among households nearing retirement. Danielle Hughes, Divine Capital, provides insight.

  • A 401(k) fund most retirement savers still can't get Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 8:00 AM ET

    An industry expert explains his big change of heart over adding ETFs to a retirement plan. It's not just hype; 401(k)s do need ETFs.

  • 401(k) accounts have replaced the home-equity loan as the primary source of quick cash for financially strapped Americans. Ric Edelman, noted financial advisor, explains why this is a huge mistake.

  • Don't let your 401(k) retire before you do Saturday, 23 Aug 2014 | 9:00 AM ET

    Target-date funds invest in a mix of assets that change based on your age and the date that you expect to retire.

  • Cramer: Good, bad & ugly of 401(k)s  Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 6:00 PM ET

    Mad Money host Jim Cramer says if the company you work for offers an employer match for your 401(k) contributions, then you want to put money into your 401(k) until that match is maxed out.

  • Trade less pay for higher 401(k)?  Tuesday, 12 Aug 2014 | 4:50 PM ET

    A survey by Fidelity Investments found 43 percent of those polled would opt for a lower salary in exchange for a larger employer contribution to their 401(k). The "Closing Bell" panel weighs in.

  • Retirement: Cut back now or suffer later?  Wednesday, 28 May 2014 | 4:50 PM ET

    Aron Levine, Bank of America, discusses a new survey showing most Americans will risk old age poverty to avoid cutting back now.

  • Understanding target date retirement funds  Tuesday, 13 May 2014 | 4:24 PM ET

    Financial Engines CEO Jeff Maggioncalda helps consult about 9 million of the 78 million baby boomers with their 401(k) plans. In one study, his company found people are making mistakes using "target date" retirement funds. Chad Parks, The Online 401(k) founder, provides perspective. With CNBC's Kelly Evans and Sharon Epperson.