It is always tempting for long-term investors to get caught up in weekly market moves, but experts continue to stress the importance of maintaining a strategic perspective and avoiding emotional and overly reactive decisions.
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While Millennials have had access to defined contribution plans for their full working careers, survey data suggests Generation Z started saving in earnest much earlier, in part because their Generation X parents have demonstrated the value of self-directed savings.
Workers at employee-owned S corporations, who invest in and own their employers via ‘S employee stock ownership plans,’ report being on significantly more stable financial ground than other U.S. workers.
Witnesses at a retirement security hearing held Thursday by the Senate HELP Committee all spoke about the central importance of closing the defined contribution plan coverage gap.
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.
In some ways, the gig economy was flourishing prior to the pandemic. Studies suggest the growth is likely to continue, based on a variety of related factors.
Consumers spent a collective 1.6 trillion hours on mobile devices during the first half of 2020, with a 220% increase in time spent on business apps.
Vanguard says that meeting these income needs, along with encouraging strong savings rates and diversification, are the primary drivers in creating successful retirement outcomes.
A new analysis published by EBRI in collaboration with J.P. Morgan suggests a person’s spending habits, rather than their salary, seem to have the biggest influence on whether they are a low saver or an average saver.
The term “glide path” resonated with only 4% of participants surveyed by Invesco, despite being the most common term used by advisers, providers and plan sponsors when talking about target-date funds; survey data shows numerous other areas where industry jargon holds back participant understanding.
Even as large employers embrace cutting edge features in their retirement plans, LIMRA data shows small businesses continue to struggle when it comes to offering even basic retirement benefits.
Industry pros know there are big differences between financial services providers in termsof business models and their willingness to embrace fiduciary best practices—but many non-investors see a monolithic industry sharing a set of common reputation problems.