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Charles Schwab's model in the new low-fee 401(k) environment is to move to index fees, and hope customers will pay to take their advice.
Employees at some of the largest U.S. corporations have as much as 70 percent of their retirement savings invested in company stock, Morningstar's David Blanchett told "Power Lunch."
Mad Money Jim Cramer says it's best to try to invest your 401(k) money in a low-cost index fund, and also discusses what to buy in your IRA.
Americans are pouring more cash into their retirement plans. Fidelity says the average 401(k) balance has soared to a record high during Q4. Jeanne Thompson, Fidelity Investments, offers insight.
Fidelity Investments says the average 401(k) balance has soared to a record high during Q4, with CNBC's Mary Thompson; Michael Yoshikami, Destination Wealth Management; and Eric Marshall, Hodges Capital Management.
As traditional pensions disappear, some retirement experts say it's time to reform the 401(k) so it can take over as our primary retirement vehicle.
WASHINGTON, Feb 6- The mutual fund industry is getting a little nervous about all the Washington talk about limiting tax loopholes and perceived shortcomings of the current retirement system. Its leaders, such as Paul Schott Stevens, president of the Investment Company Institute trade group, fear that tax breaks for 401 accounts could get nipped.
NEW YORK, Feb 6- Employers are getting smarter about how they run retirement plans. David Huntley, principal at HR Consultants in Baltimore and publisher of "The 401 Averages Book" talks about these and other trends. Kids don't seem to think about Social Security, but they are aware that saving is important.
CNBC's Sharon Epperson takes a look at how the average 401(K) performed as the Dow reached 14,000.
*Options limited amid tight budgets, Washington gridlock. WASHINGTON, Feb 5- For too many of Vada Lindsey's lower-income clients, their hard-earned 401 accounts become go-to emergency funds when they are faced with unexpected cash needs.
A new study shows that one in four workers is breaching their retirement account to pay for everyday expenses. Lindsey Piegza, FTN Financial economist and CNBC's Steve Liesman, share their opinions over whether people's retirement is in jeopardy.
According to the Fed, 30 percent of households earning less than $50,000 tap their 401k plans. Suze Orman, host of "The Suze Orman Show," offers money-saving strategies for Americans.
Doreen was just laid off. She asks if she should leave her 401(k) and profit sharing with her old company.
What do some of the top 401k plans have in common? Michael Alfred, Brightscope CEO, provides perspective. "Index funds are gaining traction, and they're showing up on more plans," he says.
CNBC's Sharon Epperson reports changes in the way IBM contributes to employee retirement accounts may have a wide-ranging impact, and discussing whether volatile markets could place workers in a vulnerable position, with Alison Borland, Aon Hewitt, and Brigitte Madrian, Harvard Kennedy School of Management.
CNBC's Bob Pisani and John Carney discuss "Big Blue's" plans to contribute to its employee retirement accounts once a year, instead of twice a month.
Brian Graff, ASPPA, and Natalie Pace, Women's Investment Network, discuss whether the 401(k) tax incentives could be on the chopping block.
Employee 401(k) accounts grew more than 4 percent in the third quarter as a rising stock market boosted investment returns.
Fidelity Investments, which handles 401(k) accounts for about 12 million Americans, has released a new formula to answer the most pressing question about saving for retirement: How am I doing?
Studies that say working an extra five years past retirement age don't take nursing homes stays and the shift away from pensions into account.