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Indirect compensation in small business retirement plans made a lot of sense in 1980. So did leisure suits. It’s time to move on.

Indirect compensation in small business retirement plans made a lot of sense in 1980. So did leisure suits. It’s time to move on.

By: Greg Carpenter

June 5th 2014

There is no longer a market efficiency argument for indirect compensation. Indirect compensation arrangements are now the primary means of 401k fee obfuscation
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Life After the 401(k) Fee Disclosure Rule

Life After the 401(k) Fee Disclosure Rule

By: Greg Carpenter

July 23rd 2013

The Frugal Fiduciary explores life one year after the DOL’s 401(k) fee disclosure rule: it's not working because the expense ratios are not broken out.
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Follow the Money on 401(k) Fee Disclosures

Follow the Money on 401(k) Fee Disclosures

By: Greg Carpenter

June 5th 2013

Employee Fiduciary explains why 401(k) Fee Disclosures are not the best solution for financial advisors. Disclosures are confusing and oftentimes ignored.
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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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Don't Suffer Losses From Excessive 401(k) Fees

Don't Suffer Losses From Excessive 401(k) Fees

By: Greg Carpenter

February 1st 2013

Excessive 401k fees are tackling investors and often, they don’t see it coming. The Frugual Fiduciary offers two ideas to minimize the effects.
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