The Frugal Fiduciary Small Business 401(k) Blog
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JP Morgan publishes a piece on choosing target date funds for your plan. Good points made, but even better points are left out.
Managers of target date funds should be evaluated on their ability to add value net of fees. Plan sponsors should ask what value will I get for my money vs fees.Read More
There are no “economies of scale” in 401(k) plans – unless you are trying to beat the market
Do economies of scale exist in small business 401(k) plans? To improve the quality of small business 401(k) plans we need to set and enforce fiduciary standardsRead More
Multiple Employer Plans (MEPs) are a marketing play, not a way to cut costs. We don’t need them.
Multiple Employer Plans (MEPs) are not a way to reduce costs in small business retirement plans.Read More
Reforming Roth provisions may be key to improving savings rates for Millennials. My proposal.
Millennials are not saving enough for retirement. The Roth 401k concept is outstanding and provides an excellent way to build long-term wealth with tax benefitsRead More
Let’s put “Income” back in ERISA
We recommend the government and industry nudge plan participants toward better retirement income results. Tweak ERISA by allowing more competition.Read More
MassMutual settled its “functional fiduciary” lawsuit – a cause for hope for greater fee transparency.
MassMutual Life Insurance Company settled its functional fiduciary lawsuit. Revenue sharing payments were not disclosed to the plan sponsor.Read More
Small business owners are redefining the market for 401(k) plans. Result: Mass market “products” are about to go extinct.
Small business retirement 401k plans value choice over all other buying factors. That’s a common observation across all markets and professions.Read More
Edison International case highlights a needed reform: Share class restrictions in 401(k) plans.
The time has come for share class reform in 401(k) plans. The use of multiple share classes for mutual funds in 401k plans is confusing small business retirement plan sponsors.Read More
Hiring an ERISA 3(38) Investment Manager can be the simplest way to limit 401(k) investment liability.
The need for a professional investment manager for small business retirement plans should not be overlooked. It limits 401(k) investment liabilityRead More
Financial wellness is impossible to achieve without plan participation. Here’s how to address the issue with your employees.
Financial wellness is difficult to achieve without 401k plan participation. The primary reason employees do not participate in 401k plans is their personal budget.Read More