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The 30 Minute Rule: Self-Directed Investing in Your 401(k)

The 30 Minute Rule: Self-Directed Investing in Your 401(k)

By: Greg Carpenter

April 17th 2013

Find out why investors research before dealing with 401(k) fees and investments. Never invest in something you don’t understand after 30 minutes of research.
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What You Ought to Know About 401(k) Fiduciary Responsibility

What You Ought to Know About 401(k) Fiduciary Responsibility

By: Greg Carpenter

April 10th 2013

The Frugal Fiduciary highlights why the recent GAO report is an excellent reminder of a 401(k) fiduciary responsibility to investors.
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The “Plug and Play” 401(k)

The “Plug and Play” 401(k)

By: Greg Carpenter

March 27th 2013

The Frugal Fiduciary explains that keeping 401(k) plan costs down is easier when you recognize these plans are just a commodity like any other.
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Two Tips on 401(k) Fees and Investments

Two Tips on 401(k) Fees and Investments

By: Greg Carpenter

March 20th 2013

Looking for tips on 401(k) fees and investment information? The Frugal Fiduciary opines on two that every investor should consider before investing in a plan.
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Make Saving Simple: Automatic 401(k) Enrollment

Make Saving Simple: Automatic 401(k) Enrollment

By: Greg Carpenter

March 13th 2013

Automatic 401(k) enrollment is a best practice for small businesses. The Frugal Fiduciary explains with the help of the tortoise and hare fable.
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401(k) Testing and Compliance: Is a Safe Harbor Plan Really Frugal?

401(k) Testing and Compliance: Is a Safe Harbor Plan Really Frugal?

By: Greg Carpenter

March 11th 2013

It’s tax season. The Frugal Fiduciary shares his thoughts on 401(k) testing and compliance and how a 401(k) safe harbor plan can offer tax benefits.
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How and When to Offer Your Employees Self-Directed 401(k) Investments

How and When to Offer Your Employees Self-Directed 401(k) Investments

By: Greg Carpenter

February 27th 2013

The Frugal Fiduciary believes Self-Directed 401(k) Investments is a win-win for small business owners and employees. Read the blog and find out why!
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Boring is Good: Index-Based Target Retirement Funds

Boring is Good: Index-Based Target Retirement Funds

By: Greg Carpenter

February 21st 2013

The Frugal Fiduciary explains why low-cost index-based target retirement date funds and Vanguard funds are the choice of many small business investors.
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Interstate 401(k) - A Road Map to Comprehensive Employee Benefits

Interstate 401(k) - A Road Map to Comprehensive Employee Benefits

By: Greg Carpenter

February 15th 2013

The Frugal Fiduciary explains the 401(k) connection to comprehensive employee benefits and the importance of using a road map to get there
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Myth Busting: 401(k) Plan Consultations

Myth Busting: 401(k) Plan Consultations

By: Greg Carpenter

February 8th 2013

The Frugal Fiduciary busts a myth about 401(k) plan consultations - you don’t need a lot of money or participants in order to have a low cost plan.
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