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...» Read More
Rule changes on guaranteed pension payments look promising, but are they for you?
Rolling over 401(k) money to pension offers lifetime income stream. The benefits and the drawbacks, with CNBC's Sharon Epperson.
Fewer investors are going all-in with their retirement savings.
Discussing recent movement in 401k portfolios on market fears, with Ric Edelman, Edelman Financial Services, and CNBC's Sharon Epperson.
CNBC's Sharon Epperson reports on the correlation between market moves and movement in 401(k) investments.
Several major fund companies are increasing the stock allocation of their target date funds, which are used by many of those with such plans.
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.
Pimco co-founder Bill Gross is leaving the firm for rival Janus Capital. CNBC's Sharon Epperson reports how this may impact individual investors.
CNBC's Sharon Epperson discusses what the departure of Bill Gross means for 401k holders and individual investors' retirement plans.
CNBC's Sharon Epperson reports on the drop in 401(k) balances among households nearing retirement. Danielle Hughes, Divine Capital, provides insight.
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.
Target-date funds invest in a mix of assets that change based on your age and the date that you expect to retire.
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.
In fact, 14% of people ages 65 and older have nothing saved, but experts say there's no time like the present to start.
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.
Aron Levine, Bank of America, discusses a new survey showing most Americans will risk old age poverty to avoid cutting back now.
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.
Mad Money's Jim Cramer breaks down the differences between traditional retirement methods and a Roth 401(k) or IRA.
It’s been hard enough teaching people how to save for their retirement. It could be more difficult to teach them how to spend that retirement savings.