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4 Ways to Fix the 401k Mess

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Recently, InvestorPlace Editor Jeff Reeves discussed the plight of older Americans regarding their retirement savings — or lack thereof. He cites an Aon Hewitt report showing that the average 60-year-old has $114,500 in his or her 401k, which provides approximately $4,600 per year over a 25-year period.

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Our Ridiculous Approach to Retirement

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I work on retirement policy, so friends often want to talk about their own retirement plans and prospects. While I am happy to have these conversations, my friends usually walk away feeling worse — for good reason.

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Pension or buyout? GM retirees make the tough call

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Is it better for existing retirees to convert their pension to an annuity or to take a lump sum payout?

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How fees can chew up a chunk of your 401(k)

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What you don't know can hurt you. In fact, it can hurt you a lot. So when you get a letter about your 401(k) or 403(b) from your benefits office at work this month or next, look at it.

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Freeing some seniors from required IRA distributions is worth the cost: J. Mark Iwry

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Proposal would exempt those with less than $75,000 in retirement assets at a cost of $35M

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How Divorcing Women Should Handle Retirement Accounts and Pension Plans

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When you’re a woman who’s 50+ and divorcing, there’s no question that retirement accounts, pension plans and social security will factor significantly into your divorce settlement agreement –but even if you’re not nearing retirement age, the same is likely true.

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GM's pension move is a lemon

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Last week, General Motors announced that it will offer 42,000 of its salaried retirees the opportunity to take their lifetime monthly pension benefits as a one-time lump-sum payment.

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The Curtain Opens on 401(k) Fees

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IF recent stock market gyrations have taken a bite out of your 401(k), get ready for more discomfort. You’re about to learn how much you’re paying just to maintain that account.

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Bill creates state retirement for private workers

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California's Senate on Wednesday passed a bill that would create a guaranteed, government-run retirement savings program catering to private-sector workers of modest means.

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Looming election slams brakes on fiduciary regs

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DOL and SEC likely will delay any moves until after Nov. vote

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