Tagged: 401(k)

SPONSORED: 3 Ways Wharton Business Scholars Challenge Retirement Thinking

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/25/2016 12:00 am

Conventional wisdom is being turned on its head in many ways these days. From politics to healthcare, there seems to be a revolution in thinking about how we arrive at the outcomes that are in our best interest.

Middle Class, Cash Poor And Desperate (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 4/25/2016 12:00 am

A couple of smart, talented, outwardly successful guys fell into the fatal trap of believing that they deserved a lifestyle they simply couldn’t afford.

SPONSORED: False Confidence Driving Americans Down Dangerous Road to Retirement

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/12/2016 12:00 am

A new survey by the Employee Benefit Research Institute reveals Americans are not planning for retirement, but believe they will be just fine.

The Paradox of Optimism (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 3/21/2016 12:00 am

An analysis by national correspondent Ryan Cooper for TheWeek.com declared the 401(k) system to be “a blight on the face of the American republic.” That’s the kind of over-the-top headline that is click-bait these days, but when you look at the numbers, the only conclusion one can reach is that a disaster is looming — even if we blame operator error rather than the system itself.

More Baby Boomers' 401(k) Plans Not Financially Ready for Retirement

by Mark Friedman 10/13/2014 12:00 am

Baby boomers between 55 and 64 haven’t squirreled away that much money for retirement, though some Arkansas money managers say their clients mostly will be financially ready.

Five Financial Things To Do Before Dec. 31 (Richard Bell Commentary)

by Richard Bell 12/2/2013 12:00 am

You’re probably putting together your Christmas gift list. But there’s one other important checklist you need to get started before Dec. 31. Whether you’re an individual or business owner, there are five things you need to consider before the year ends.

The Problem Without a Solution (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 4/29/2013 12:00 am

A lot of people are making a lot of money off 401(k)s, but not very many Americans can expect to retire comfortably if a 401(k) is our primary retirement savings vehicle.

Head for a Safe Harbor in 2013 (Dave M. Graf Commentary)

by Dave M. Graf 9/17/2012 12:00 am

If your company's 401(k) plan doesn't have a "safe harbor" feature in 2012, you should strongly consider incorporating such a feature for 2013 and beyond.

How to Plan for A Successful Retirement

by Mark Friedman 2/1/2009 12:00 am

In an unstable economy, it's important for boomers close to retirement age to diversify their wealth and branch out into other investment options.

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