Another nail in the coffin of 401k fees was just hammered in. The Supreme Court has ruled that lower courts cannot easily dismiss 401k fees lawsuits, as they have in the past. This is big news for people who follow the ultimate fate of 401k fees. This recent ruling is … read more
This new year will be a year of surprises. Actually, you have probably noticed that all facets of life are speeding up, so new economic developments will come at us faster and furious-er (Is that a word?). In some cases, the typical investor will not have enough time to fully … read more
If you read this blog, we’ll bet dollars to donuts you have already been vaccinated against Covid. Intelligent, interested people are the type that will read blogs and also will get vaccinated to protect themselves, their families, and their community.
We suspect there will be studies that identify the psychodynamics … read more
House Democrats propose new retirement plan rules for the rich, including contribution limits and other changes to level the playing field between super-rich folks and everyone else. Some of the proposals include:
1. End “backdoor” and “mega-backdoor” Roth strategies for the wealthy and add new rules for individuals with over … read more
Secure Savings Programs
Secure Savings Programs (or SSP) will be deployed in several states in the coming years. The states (including California, Illinois, Oregon, Colorado, and counting) will require small employers (those with 5 to 25 full-time employees) to offer employees either a 401k or a state-mandated secure saving program. What is the … read more
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To Find Out What’s Wrong with Back Door 401k Contributions, Read the Following:
1) An employee using the Back Door Roth Contribution (BDC) feature must earn less than $140,000 in adjusted gross income if … read more
401k Millionaires are MIA
We believe 401k fees are unethical, unfair, and plain wrong. We hope that when you evaluate your 401k, you consider the impact these 401k fees are having on your retirement security.
It was recently reported in the financial press that today there are more “401k millionaires” than at any other … read more
President Biden hopes to encourage lower-and middle-income wage earners to save more for their retirement by making a significant change in 401(k) design.
American workers contribute pre-tax dollars to their 401(k) retirement savings plans, then pay taxes when they withdraw their money during their retirement years. This upfront tax break … read more
401k and the COVID Epidemic
One under-reported consequence of the COVID is its impact on American workers’ 401k retirement plans. There will be a permanent adverse effect on Americans’ financial future due to these premature withdrawals in the form of 401k loans and 401k hardships. COVID’s under-reported impact on 401ks has been a ten-fold increase… read more
Bloomberg Law reports that class action lawsuits concerning 401k fees have seen a five-fold increase in the past 12 months! The word is getting out that 401k fees skimmed from employees’ retirement savings are starting to bite, and financial advisors pocketing these fees feel the heat. We think this is … read more