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Financial Wellness | Emergency Savings
The Security of Savings
The Security of Savings
Things to mull over when adding an emergency savings program to a plan.
Events
Plan Progress Webinar: Retirement Plan Cybersecurity
Join PLANSPONSOR and a panel of experts November 18 for a discussion about plan sponsor fiduciary responsibilities related to retirement plan cybersecurity; the most up-to-date actions plan sponsors and participants can take to keep plan accounts and information secure; and how plan sponsors should be prepared in case cyber theft or fraud happens in their plans.
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Research
2021 DC Plan Benchmarking Survey
Data and Research
Working Past Age 65 May Seem Like a Great Idea …
Data and Research
2022 Retirement Industry Trends to Follow
Economic Events
Construction spending during September was estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1,573.6 billion, 0.5% below the revised August estimate of $1,582.0 billion, the Census Bureau reported. The September figure is 7.8% above the September 2020 estimate of $1,459.3 billion. During the first nine months of this year, construction spending amounted to $1,177.5 billion, 7.1% above the $1,099.8 billion for the same period in 2020.
Market Mirror
Yesterday, the Dow increased 94.28 points (0.26%) to 35,913.84, the Nasdaq closed 97.53 points (0.63%) higher at 15,595.92, and the S&P 500 was up 8.29 points (0.18%) at 4,613.67. The Russell 2000 climbed 60.93 points (2.65%) to 2,358.12, and the Wilshire 5000 gained 245.81 points (0.51%) to finish at 48,040.90.

The price of the 10-year Treasury note was unchanged, with its yield up to 1.562%. The price of the 30-year Treasury bond decreased 29/32, increasing its yield to 1.964%.
Compliance
Familiar ERISA Complaint Filed Against KPMG
The complaint suggests the plan should have been able to negotiate highly competitive rates for investment and administrative services but failed to do so.
Opinions
Rethinking Target-Date Fund Risk
John Ruth, with Build Asset Management, says low fixed-income returns and a need for more customization calls for more evaluation of and new solutions for target-date fund investments.
Products
Principal Adds Spanish Option to Mobile Retirement App
The app will allow Spanish speakers to make contribution decisions and monitor their retirement progress, among other things.
Small Talk
ON THIS DATE: In 1783, U.S. Gen. George Washington gave his “Farewell Address to the Army” near Princeton, New Jersey. In 1867, “Harpers Bazaar” magazine was founded. In 1889, North Dakota and South Dakota were admitted into the union as the 39th and 40th states. In 1920, the first commercial radio station in the U.S., KDKA of Pittsburgh, began regular broadcasting. In 1948, in one of the greatest upsets in presidential election history, Democratic incumbent Harry S. Truman defeated his Republican challenger, Governor Thomas E. Dewey of New York, by just over two million popular votes. In the days preceding the vote, political analysts and polls were so behind Dewey that on election night, long before all the votes were counted, the Chicago Tribune published an early edition with the banner headline “DEWEY DEFEATS TRUMAN.” In 1983, President Ronald Reagan signed a bill in the White House Rose Garden designating a federal holiday honoring Martin Luther King, Jr., to be observed on the third Monday of January. In 1992, Magic Johnson retired from the NBA again, this time for good. In 2000, the first residential crew arrived aboard the International Space Station. In 2003, in the U.S., the Episcopal Church diocese consecrated the church’s first openly gay bishop.
TUESDAY TRIVIA: From where did the idiom ‘out of the blue’ originate?
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