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    • Self-Directed Retirement Savers May Hit Hurdles When Seeking Help

      New federal rules governing how people save for retirement may limit the guidance that investors managing their own individual accounts can get from providers. Rules handed down by the Obama administration in April, requiring brokers to put the interests of retirement savers ahead of their own, mostly will leave investors who manage their own individual retirement accounts untouched. …

    • U.S. Nudges States to Help Private-Sector Workers Save for Retirement
      U.S. Nudges States to Help Private-Sector Workers Save for Retirement

      WASHINGTON—The Obama administration on Thursday finalized a new regulation to encourage states to set up retirement savings plans with automatic enrollment features for private-sector employees, part of its push to promote Americans to build their own nest eggs to supplement social security. The rule, announced by Labor Secretary Thomas Perez and the White House, gives states a road map for establishing the retirement plans. Several states already have passed legislation to create their own …

    • IRS Eases a Costly Tax Pitfall for Retirement Savers
      IRS Eases a Costly Tax Pitfall for Retirement Savers

      Savers can now explain why they missed a 60-day window on IRA rollovers, instead of facing a tax bill. …

    • Retirement-Planning Assumptions: Yes, You Can Be Too Conservative

      The risks of oversaving and underspending are real, too. …

    • Where's the Best Place to Park Your Cash?
      Where's the Best Place to Park Your Cash?

      While nearly all of the major cash and cashlike instruments have done a good job of protecting investors’ capital over time, investors seeking an ironclad guarantee of principal preservation will want to focus on FDIC-insured investments. Building on 2010 rules passed in the wake of a large money market fund breaking the buck–or letting its net asset value drop below $1–during the financial crisis, the money market fund rules going into effect this year specifically aim to address the risk of …

    • MIT, NYU, Yale sued over fees for employee retirement plans

      Three well-known U.S. universities, MIT, New York University and Yale, have been accused of charging millions of dollars in excessive fees to participants in their retirement plans, according to federal civil lawsuits filed on Tuesday. The complaints against the three universities accuse them of breaching their fiduciary duties by causing the plan participants to pay millions of dollars in unreasonable and excessive fees for record keeping, administrative and investment services. In …

    • How to Invest in Retirement

      For people with many years left to work, the retirement goal line looks way off in the gloom. In real life, retirees are likely to go through several stages, each requiring its own preparation. Financial advisors have labeled them the "go-go," "slow-go" and "no-go" years. …

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