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Participants
Overcoming Participants’ Skepticism to Provide Personal Financial Information
Overcoming Participants’ Skepticism to Provide Personal Financial Information
Franklin Templeton finds many employees are hesitant to share in-depth details on their finances, even though it can lead to more customized benefits information and strategies.
Webinar
How to Increase Employees’ Financial Wellness
Join us Thursday for a webinar during which industry experts and a plan sponsor will discuss the advantages of offering a financial wellness program to employees; how to structure such a program; and suggestions for getting employees to participate in a financial wellness program.
Most Read
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The Growing Interest in Guaranteed Income Options
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2021 Recordkeeping Survey
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TRIVIAL PURSUITS: How Many States Are in More Than One Time Zone?
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TRIVIAL PURSUITS: Meaning and Origin of the Idiom “Watershed Moment?”
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Emergency Savings Programs Boost Retirement Outcomes
Market Mirror
Yesterday, the Dow lost 171.89 points (0.49%) to finish at 34,566.17, the Nasdaq was virtually unchanged at 13,790.92, and the S&P 500 decreased 16.7 points (0.38%) to 4,401.67. The Russell 2000 was down 9.36 points (0.46%) at 2,020.79, and the Wilshire 5000 closed 170.15 points (0.38%) lower at 44,490.15.

The price of the 10-year Treasury note decreased 26/32, bringing its yield up to 1.988%. The price of the 30-year Treasury bond was down 8/32, increasing its yield to 2.291%.
Data and Research
Retirement Plan Menus Shift With the Times
A new survey finds the continued growth of plan assets in target-date funds may be reducing the importance of the core menu.
A Look at Pandemic-Related Life Expectancy Decreases
The American Academy of Actuaries gives clarifying insight on recent life expectancy data released by the CDC.
Compliance
Some Claims Tossed in NFP Fiduciary Lawsuit
Claims regarding NFP’s direct responsibility for the selection and retention of the flexPATH target-date funds were dismissed while allegations about its advice regarding the funds were moved forward. 
Small Talk
ON THIS DATE: In 1903, toy store owner and inventor Morris Michtom placed two stuffed bears in his shop window, advertising them as Teddy bears. In 1946, Edith Houghton, at age 33, was signed as a baseball scout by the Philadelphia Phillies becoming the first female scout in the major leagues. In 1953, Tenley Albright, a 17-year-old from Boston, became the first American female to win the world figure skating championship. In 1961, the entire 18-member U.S. figure skating team was killed in a plane crash in Berg-Kampenhout, Belgium. In 1998, after 20 years of trying, NASCAR racing great Dale Earnhardt Sr. finally won his first Daytona 500.

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