September 2009

Scare Tactics

Are many Americans in better shape with their retirement savings than they are being told? The standard income-replacement ratios against which participants are encouraged to gauge their retirement savings are "way off base," believes Scott Burns, a syndicated financial columnist and a Principal of investment management company AssetBuilder Inc. in Plano, Texas.

‘Nuff Said

In my youth, I was very much into comic books, particularly Marvel Comics, which included many titles that now have morphed into today's cinematic icons: Iron Man, Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four, X-Men.

“Right” Minded

One of the most common—and consistent—inquiries I receive (via e-mail, anyway) is from readers looking for help in choosing a plan provider.

September 2009 news articles that also appeared in the Upfront section of the September issue.

September 2009

We all have them: those front-line experiences that are -inevitable when one deals with the variety—and sensitivity—of issues associated with human beings and critical life events.

How’s Your E-Mail Account?

E-mail—it's both a boon and a bane of our existence (well, mine, at least). I recently asked NewsDash readers how it affects their lives—how they deal with it.

September 2009

Each month, Bells & Whistles highlights recent product introductions that plan sponsors may find of interest.

Growth Chart

Financial academics long ago identified and explained a "value effect" in the equity markets—persistent, meaningful excess returns to stocks with low ratios of price to earnings and book value.

“Moench” Mete?

In re Computer Sciences Corp. ERISA Litigation, No. CV 08-02398 SJO

Dream Weavers

West Virginia's Retirement Plus program has high aspirations

Pile Drivers

The benefits of a bundled solution

What If . . .

Sobering thoughts from the retirement plan trenches