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May 12, 2022
Retirement Meditation #19 – Is now the time to invest retirement assets into cryptocurrency?
The Department of Labor, Employee Benefits Security Administration doesn’t think so EBSA Compliance…
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May 5, 2022
Retirement Meditation #18 - When Should I Start Saving for Retirement?
This week I digress from the previous Retirement Meditation cadence. Why? My fourth (of five children) graduated from college last week. In watching the…
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April 29, 2022
Retirement Meditation #17 – Should my plan offer managed models?
In Retirement Meditation #16, we defined managed models and we concluded with the question – “Does my plan offer managed models?” This week’s Retirement…
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April 21, 2022
Retirement Meditation #16: What are managed models?
For the past several weeks, the Retirement Meditations have been exploring the more popular options available as Qualified Default Investment Alternatives …
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April 16, 2022
Retirement Meditation #15: Does the balanced fund belong in an investment lineup?
My parents’ families were small business owners, and my parents were incredibly fiscally conservative. My dad especially, a third-generation stone masonry and…
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March 31, 2022
Retirement Meditation #13: Are target date funds the perfect solution for employers?
Retirement Meditation #12 addressed default investment options, including the age-based asset allocation fund—better known as the target date fund. Target date…
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March 26, 2022
Retirement Meditation #12: Does your plan offer the right default investment option?
Let’s face facts, not all retirement plan participants are engaged in their retirement investments. Some, even though they can and should, simply do not make…
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March 17, 2022
Retirement Meditation #11: Can a retirement plan have too many investment options?
During my time as a Senior Investigator with the U.S. Department of Labor, I reviewed the 401(k) plan of an investment management firm that had 78 investment…
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March 11, 2022
Retirement Meditation #10: What is dollar-cost-averaging?
While my goldendoodle, Bear, lays by my chair snoring, I’m thinking about rollercoasters. Why am I thinking about rollercoasters? Because I’m recalling a…
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March 3, 2022
Retirement Meditation #9: Should I leave the 401(k) or move it to my new employer?
A 2019 Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) study reported that Americans held an average of 12 jobs throughout their working years. Whether or not you are a part…
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February 24, 2022
Retirement Meditation #8: What’s the fuss with employee after-tax contributions?
I can only imagine how many phone calls retirement advisors received in July 2021 about employee after-tax contributions. On July 9, the Wall Street Journal…
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February 17, 2022
Retirement Meditation #7: Should I convert pre-tax money into Roth?
Following last week’s Retirement Meditation, one of my LinkedIn connections requested I address converting pre-tax money into Roth. The short answer to this…
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