It will only take a few pay cycles for folks to get used to seeing the extra money come in; thus the impetus is on plan sponsors to act today to directly encourage employees to consider putting some or all of their additional take-home pay into the retirement plan.
Compared with those who seek out traditional advisers, “online enthusiasts” are marginally more skeptical of believing that financial services firms are working in their best interests, according to Cerulli research.
Part of the very light trading activity can be explained by the prevalence of target-date funds, the largest asset class in the Alight Solutions 401(k) index.
Survey data shows a sizable group of retirement plan participants have lowered their contributions in the last year to address debt, unexpected bills, health care costs and other challenges.
Public pension fund members surveyed expressed interest in more transparency about pension fund investments and investment returns.
Retired couples, according to EBRI research, can require up to $370,000 to cover premiums for Medicare Parts B and D, premiums for Medigap Plan F, and out-of-pocket spending for outpatient prescription drugs.
Twelve out of 21 trading days favored fixed income funds.
Alight Solutions says there was a 50/50 split of trading days favoring equities and those favoring fixed income.
Roughly four in five retirement plan participants said it would be at least somewhat useful to have additional information about investment fees, according to research from The Pew Charitable Trusts.
Forty-three percent of Millennials say they need help managing saving for retirement, while 40% want help with good general savings habits.
Seventy percent of those with less than $45,000 in household income say they cannot afford to save for retirement.
This is in spite of the fact that 64% are very or extremely confident in their ability to make investment decisions on their own.
But when they work with an adviser, they understand the importance of more aggressive investing.
Financial planning guidance and Social Security counseling top the list of financial services Hispanics would like from their employers, according to a survey by MassMutual.
Data suggests that Millennials will make up 75% of the workforce by the year 2025.
Among Millennials, women are making less income and saving less for retirement, Wells Fargo Asset Management finds.
The majority of outflows from retirement plan participant accounts came from U.S. equities and company stock, despite powerful stock market returns for the year thus far.
A survey from NARPP reveals factors that improve participants' trust in their retirement plan providers.
Of those who do seek retirement investments advice, financial advisers are the most utilized source, according to a survey by Betterment.
In 1997, the asset class with the greatest amount of participant assets was company stock, an Alight Solutions analysis finds.