Thursday, November 30, 2006

U.S. Lawmaker Says Congress Should Examine 401(k) Fees

Rep. George Miller of California, next Chairman of the House Education and Workforce Committee, plans to initiate Congressional hearings on the subject of excessive fees in 401(k) plans.

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Employers Expected to Be Responsible for Their 401(k)s

Lynn O'Shaughnessy details the responsibilities of the employer when providing a 401(k) plan to its employees.

Friday, November 17, 2006

Elements of a Good 401(k) Plan

Jeff Brown explains the elements of a good 401(k) plan, such as the inclusion of low-cost investment choices and access to independent advice regarding investment selections by the participants.

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

401(k)s In The Crosshairs

Ashlea Ebeling of Forbes explores the recent wave of lawsuits against 401(k) plans for breach of fiduciary duty because they include excessive investment fees and expenses paid by the participant employees.

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

How Much Does Your 401(k) Really Cost?

Lynn O'Shaughnessy explains how traditional mutual fund fees and revenue sharing can do extensive damage to your 401(k) retirement savings.