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  • What's Wrong & Right With 401(k)s?     Friday, 8 Mar 2013 | 4:15 PM ET

    Two ways to play your 401(k), with Greg Kasten, Unified Trust founder & CEO and Jeremy Kisner, Surevest Capital.

  • What's Fueling the Rally?     Wednesday, 6 Mar 2013 | 5:45 PM ET

    CNBC's Jane Wells reports 401(k) accounts hit a record in 2012, and that the average account is 12 percent more than 2011.

  • 401(k) Disclosures Make Funds Cheaper, Not Clearer Friday, 1 Mar 2013 | 10:00 AM ET

    New rules have prompted companies to offer funds with lower fees, but half of workers still don't know how much they pay, according to a new study.

  • How the Pope's Retirement Package Compares to Yours Thursday, 28 Feb 2013 | 7:51 AM ET
    Pope Benedict XVI, on his retirement day Thursday.

    Pope Benedict XVI's retirement package – the first the Vatican has offered in almost 600 years – is a sweet deal by the average American senior's standards.

  • Robbing Retirement to Save For College     Tuesday, 26 Feb 2013 | 1:40 PM ET

    More families are currently saving for their retirement than for their children's education, according to a new study by Sallie Mae. CNBC's Sharon Epperson reports on what happens when money is taken out of a 401(k) or an IRA to pay for college.

  • Firm Cuts 401(k) Fees, and Adds Personal Advice Sunday, 24 Feb 2013 | 10:37 AM ET

    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.

  • 401(k)s Hold Risky Levels of Company Stock: Pro Thursday, 21 Feb 2013 | 5:13 PM ET

    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."

  • Prepare For the Future     Thursday, 14 Feb 2013 | 6:40 PM ET

    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.

  • 401(k) Balances Up 12% In 2012     Thursday, 14 Feb 2013 | 2:24 PM ET

    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.

  • Record High 401(k) Balances     Thursday, 14 Feb 2013 | 2:24 PM ET

    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.

  • Fixing Retirement By Putting It on Autopilot Tuesday, 12 Feb 2013 | 2:38 PM ET

    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.

  • Dow 14K: What's Next For Your 401K     Tuesday, 5 Feb 2013 | 1:45 PM ET

    CNBC's Sharon Epperson takes a look at how the average 401(K) performed as the Dow reached 14,000.

  • Tapping Into the 401k     Tuesday, 15 Jan 2013 | 4:12 PM ET

    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.

  • How to Break America's Bad Habit     Tuesday, 15 Jan 2013 | 2:33 PM ET

    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.

  • Time to Leave My 401(k)?     Friday, 28 Dec 2012 | 12:00 AM ET

    Doreen was just laid off. She asks if she should leave her 401(k) and profit sharing with her old company.

  • Rating Your 401(k) Plan     Friday, 14 Dec 2012 | 4:40 PM ET

    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.

  • What Now? New 401k Worry     Friday, 7 Dec 2012 | 4:40 PM ET

    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.

  • IBM Overhauls 401k Plan     Friday, 7 Dec 2012 | 1:22 PM ET

    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.

  • 401(k) Tax Benefits at Risk?     Wednesday, 28 Nov 2012 | 4:30 PM ET

    Brian Graff, ASPPA, and Natalie Pace, Women's Investment Network, discuss whether the 401(k) tax incentives could be on the chopping block.

  • 401(k)s Roar Back to a Twelve-Year High: Fidelity Thursday, 8 Nov 2012 | 11:14 AM ET

    Employee 401(k) accounts grew more than 4 percent in the third quarter as a rising stock market boosted investment returns.