Stories tagged: 401(k)
Sun., Feb. 18, 2018
These four alternatives can ensure your employer’s retirement plan (or lack thereof) doesn’t derail your plans for retirement.
UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 7, 2017, 12:14 p.m.
Surging prices for technology stocks around the world mean the industry is making up a larger proportion of global markets.
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 25, 2017, 3:08 p.m.
The congressman who heads the House tax-writing panel isn’t ruling out changes to the 401(k) retirement program to raise revenue for tax cuts, despite President Donald Trump’s fresh promise that …
Mon., Oct. 23, 2017, 7:33 a.m.
President Donald Trump promised Monday there will be “no change” to tax incentives for the popular 401(k) retirement programs.
Sat., Oct. 14, 2017
Americans who don’t plan, can’t plan or are in too desperate straits to put anything aside may end up working for the rest of their lives.
UPDATED: Wed., July 19, 2017, 8:19 p.m.
Now it seems, the match is roaring back. Many companies are boosting their matches in employee 401(k) plans, according to a report by Vanguard Group, the investment firm with $4.4 …
Sat., May 20, 2017, noon
Some financial disasters are a long time in the making. It typically takes years of unfortunate choices – minimum credit card payments, forgone savings opportunities – to create suffocating debt …
Mon., April 24, 2017
Whether age 23 or 57, it’s never too early or too late to take steps toward a better retirement, say Spokane financial planners. Depending on your decade of life, you …
Sun., Jan. 29, 2017
“America First” is President Trump’s economic policy. But that doesn’t mean investors should set their 401(k) accounts to “America Only.”
Sat., Jan. 14, 2017
Despite bull markets since the 1980s, many with 401(k) accounts haven’t amassed enough individual wealth to leave the workforce.
Mon., Oct. 31, 2016, 1 a.m.
While recent studies nationwide show many Americans aren’t saving enough for retirement, a newly released AARP survey for Washington found nearly half of statewide respondents had less than $25,000 saved …
Fri., Aug. 19, 2016, 12:32 p.m.
Even Wall Street workers are unhappy with how their retirement plans are run.
Wed., Dec. 30, 2015
Illinois launching program that would set aside, invest small share of wages.
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 6, 2015, 8:43 p.m.
When fear was pumping through the stock market this summer, most retirement savers kept their cool.
Wed., April 2, 2014, 2:16 p.m.
WASHINGTON — The company leading the legal challenge against birth control coverage under the new health care law offers its workers a retirement plan that includes investments in companies making …
Mon., Jan. 13, 2014, 12:49 p.m.
SEATTLE — A state lawmaker wants to offer a $10,000 incentive to state employees who agree to move away from the state pension system into a 401(k)-style retirement package.
Fri., Feb. 3, 2012
Spokane Mayor David Condon will hold his salary at $100,000 this year as promised, despite the recent controversy over his predecessor’s pay. But he said he will review his options …
Sun., Jan. 22, 2012
NEW YORK – Don’t forget to take your 401(k) on the way out. As the job market picks up, one of the most important loose ends to tend to when …
Sun., Oct. 23, 2011
Several 401(k) providers are rolling out new bells and whistles. Some of the changes are driven by the realization that many workers haven’t saved enough to get them through retirement. …
Sun., Oct. 2, 2011
The numbers show that times are still tough financially. More workers are taking money from their 401(k) accounts early and using the hardship withdrawal rules to give them access to …
Sun., Dec. 19, 2010
It’s unusual for someone to feel financially well-prepared for retirement. That’s due partly to the poor performance of stocks over the past decade. But mostly it’s due to people not …
Tue., Oct. 5, 2010
We want to be good retirement savers, we really do. But many working Americans find the process intimidating, confusing or financially impossible. To get some tips on how to fine-tune …
Tue., Dec. 8, 2009
A common mistake made in retirement planning is starting too late. It is far too common and can have serious implications. Sometimes a story is the best way to relate …
Sun., Aug. 30, 2009
Low inflation has made food and gas more affordable during the recession, but there’s a downside: Social Security beneficiaries probably won’t get a raise next year, and the IRS may …
Mon., Feb. 23, 2009
The declining stock market isn’t the only thing eroding workers’ retirement savings. Increasingly, big companies are suspending contributions to their workers’ 401(k) plans – 90 had done so as of …