April 2000

Hybrid How-To

Does your new cash balance approach call for a more aggressive investment strategy?

Miles To Go?

Legislation aimed at streamlining cumbersome pension rules faces strong opposition from participant representatives

Social Call

TIAA-CREF needs to walk its talk, participants argue

Longevity’s Curse

Unless things change, today's workers won't be able to sustain their living standards

John Shappell, 56, Wants a 401(k) Plan

John Shappell says he is counting on some help from the $2.6 million profit-sharing plan sponsored by his employer, Potteiger-Raintree of Glen Rock, Pennsylvania.

Truth Or Consequences

There is so much noise in this industry that the plain unvarnished truth is both difficult to discern and, when discerned, is rarely spoken

Edwin Paulson

58, is banking on a union pension

Power To The Participant

More employees are making the Internet connection—and liking what they can finally see

Mark Young, 47, Is Saving Like Crazy

"Not everybody jumps at the chance to take home less money," says Mark Young, by way of explaining why he did not join his employer's 403(b) plan until three years ago.

Bruce Hamlin

47 would like his 401(k) to join the tech revolution

Gender Gap

Are women getting a raw deal?

Building Ownership

Too many limits can undermine the benefits of company stock investment

Moving On

How to help caregivers preserve their own health

Thomas Mann, 47, Is Not Counting On His 457 Alone

To some people, a defined contribution plan that offers no matching employer contributions might seem like cake without icing: good, yet not perfect. But Thomas Mann is not complaining.