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    DOL chief Perez says new fiduciary rule will distinguish between investor education and investment advice

    Labor Secretary aims to assure industry rule will be 'much more informed' than last attempt, which faced fierce protest and was withdrawn in 2011.

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    Untimely IRA rollover leads to trouble

    Exploring a time when the IRS was unconvinced a medical condition affected a taxpayer's ability to meet the 60-day requirement.

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    401(k) bond funds get a makeover

    The once sleepy side of the retirement plan fund menu now features a variety of choices.

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    Retirement plan advisers are preparing for major changes

    Experts weigh in with best practices retirement plan advisers should make sure they have in place given pending industry shifts

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    SIFMA claims White House figures on DOL rule flawed

    A new paper by the organization concludes $17 billion estimate of lost retirement savings not substantiated.

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    Help clients navigate new landscape

    Continued work - sometimes in a new field - is becoming the norm and requires planning

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    DOL head says fiduciary standard will happen

    Secretary Perez has confidence his agency will complete work on the rule before Obama's term ends.

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    Fiduciary duty becoming a more partisan issue, with Republicans standing alone against it

    Republicans stand alone as a barrage of letters flood Capitol Hill aimed at stalling the pending rule – at least, for now.

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    IRA incentives help savers, but they need to keep a close eye on fees

    The programs, including one launched last week by Fidelity, won't make everyday investors millionaires, but they help

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    When is a good time to convert to a Roth IRA?

    Breakfast with Benjamin: When it's OK to convert to a Roth IRA. Plus: Two emerge as Buffett successors; recognizing seasoned financial veterans, and Asian stocks get a boost from Chinese bankers.

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    Why an offense-only strategy won't succeed

    Risk management is as important to long-term financial planning as the growth of investments

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    No charitable IRA rollover, no problem. Consider the charitable alt-IRA

    What if you could do something similar to a charitable IRA rollover now, with more clients qualifying, fewer downsides and numerous advantages?

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    Obama's proposed budget lets unemployed workers drain their retirement savings

    Breakfast with Benjamin: The president's 2016 budget lets workers tap into their 401(k)s penalty-free once unemployment runs out.

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    In rare move, Vanguard beefs up international exposure in target date funds

    Fund giant also plans to launch lower-cost institutional series to expand its market reach.

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    Republican introduces bill to halt Obama's DOL fiduciary push

    Rep. Ann Wagner says proponents are 'offering a solution in search of a problem.'