Five 401(k) Tips From The Guy Who Invented Them

Matt Krantz

Investor's Business Daily

Ted Benna can give you a 401(k) tip or two. He invented the nation's popular retirement vehicle after all. And here's a warning for you: If you're like most people, you're not getting the max out of your 401(k), he says.

The SECURE Act and RESA - the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Eric Droblyen

Employee Fiduciary

According to the Government Accountability Office (GAO), about half of private sector workers in the United States are not covered by a workplace retirement plan. That’s a problem when you consider workers are 15 times more likely to save for retirement when a plan is in place. To expand coverage, Congress is considering ways to encourage plan sponsorship by employers. Two bills under current consideration are the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act and Retirement Enhancement and Savings Act (RESA). They have similar 401(k)-related provisions. I have mixed feelings about them.

Experts say your office 401(k) is the best place to start investing. Here's how it works.

Tanza Loudenback

Business Insider

Though it's synonymous with retirement savings, the 401(k) plan is best way to start investing, whether you're in your 20s or your 40s.

401(k)s make investing simple by directing part of your salary into an investment account and paring down investment options. Here's exactly how to invest in a 401(k) at work:

The SECURE Act Can Protect Retirement for More Americans

Roger W. Ferguson Jr. and Jo Ann Jenkins

Fortune

Lawmakers in the House of Representatives Thursday overwhelmingly approved the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act, which would help to close significant gaps between the resources Americans need for retirement and the resources they have. The Senate is considering similar legislation, the Retirement Enhancement and Savings Act.

Here’s what it takes to become a 401(k) millionaire at any age

Jill Cornfield

CNBC

Maybe you won’t hit an actual million in retirement savings. But if you change your strategies now, it’s definitely possible to double or triple the size of your retirement account. It all depends on how much you learn and how much you invest.

10 Important Ages For Retirement Planning

Emily Brandon

U.S. News

Each type of retirement benefit has a different eligibility age. Your age plays a big role in how much you can expect to receive from Social Security and what you need to do to avoid retirement account penalties. Remember to factor these important ages into your retirement plan.