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Thursday, May 13, 2021
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Record Balances: DC Plan System Continues to Thrive
Fresh data shared this week by Principal and Fidelity shows defined contribution retirement plan balances have—yet again—reached record highs, but the data underscores the need to improve access for more workers.
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401(k) Investors Reach Highest Level of Equity Exposure Since 2001
Alight attributes this increase to a rising stock market and steady trades into equities.
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1. PEP Pros and Cons
2. Evaluating a Retirement Income ‘Easy Button’
3. NAPA Head Warns of 401(k) Revenue Grab by Policymakers
2022 HSA Contribution Limits Announced
An individual with self-only coverage under a high-deductible health plan can contribute up to $3,650, $50 more than in 2021.
Nearly Half of Parents Have Given Their Adult Children Money During Pandemic
A majority of these parents said they otherwise would have used the money for personal finances.
The Case for ‘Health Plus Wealth’ Is in the Numbers
The projected cost of health care for the average couple retiring today is up 30% from 10 years ago, according to new data shared by Fidelity, underscoring the need to muster more holistic financial planning resources for workers and retirees.
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Wednesday, the Dow plunged 681.50 points (1.99%) to 33,587.66, the Nasdaq fell 357.75 points (2.67%) to 13,031.68, and the S&P 500 closed 89.06 points (2.14%) lower at 4,063.04. The Russell 2000 lost 136.49 points (6.01%) to finish at 2,135.14, and the Wilshire 5000 plummeted 1,010.52 points (2.34%) to 42,208.53.

The price of the 10-year Treasury note decreased 29/32, bringing its yield up to 1.701%. The price of the 30-year Treasury bond fell 1 4/32, increasing its yield to 2.418%.

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