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The dangerous downside of the stronger dollar
Today's Breakfast with Benjamin menu covers the U.S. dollar threatening to knock markets off balance, riding an ETF back into commodities, retirement plans turning on the Pimco Total Return Fund, and more.
Deadline looms for small-business 401(k) plans
Basic retirement plans don't cost a lot to set up, can be useful recruitment and retention benefit.
Strategies arise to take advantage of new IRS after-tax rollover
Though after-tax dollars in a 401(k) can now be rolled into a Roth IRA, few employers accept such contributions.
3 tips for tomorrow's retirement plan adviser
A successful plan specialist is a broad-based consultant, not just an investment consultant.
Managed accounts emerging on the 401(k) scene for plan sponsors
More 401(k) participants are turning to managed accounts, but not all plan advisers believe they're a panacea. Plus: View our Retirement Plan Adviser special report
Lessons learned from 401(k) plan fee fiascos
Regulatory changes and litigation highlight plan fiduciaries' responsibility to act in best interests of clients
What Scotland's 'no' vote means for markets
Today's Breakfast with Benjamin: What Scotland's 'no' vote might mean for the markets, Alibaba's IPO prices in record territory, the 'dumb money' is getting smarter, and gold continues to slide.
IRS shifts course with new rollover distribution rule
The latest guidance from the IRS allows workers to roll over certain retirement money tax-free.
Student loans imperil parents' retirement
Borrowing or cosigning for a child could mean debts too hard to get out from under
Advice industry adapts to changing concept of retirement
Sharp increases in longevity are changing the very concept of retirement, and the financial advice industry must adapt. “For decades, the financial services industry has positioned retirement as the ultimate goal, the endgame,” Jan Blakeley Holman, director of adviser education for Thornburg
Bringing back pooled 401(k) plans could derail a fund industry cash cow
Today's Breakfast with Benjamin menu features: Revisiting the idea of pooled 401(k) plans, plus Jack Bogle gives a half nod to Fed policy, the curious appeal of water ETFs, and more rich folks are calling for a market correction.
BlackRock's iShares steps back from target date ETFs it helped pioneer
iShares fund closures suggests ETFs have a long way to go before they achieve a place in retirement plans.
Great-West Financial rebranding its retirement businesses
New combinations with J.P. Morgan Retirement Plan Services and Putnam Investments gives the firm broader market access.
The case against state-run retirement plans
While most Americans are not aware of it, a broad nationwide trend is underway that could profoundly impact the choices and tools that are available to them as they plan for retirement. Across the country, state legislators have introduced bills that would establish state-run or state-assisted ...
401(k) fiduciary breach lawsuit heads to the Supreme Court
Court asked to consider statute of limitations that require plaintiffs to bring a suit alleging breach of duty within six years.