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IMHO: Deal or No Deal?

Deals like the one announced on Friday by The 401(k) Company, Nationwide, and Schwab are the kind of thing that gives plan sponsors heartburn.
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IMHO: Naughty or Nice?

A few years back—when my kids still believed in the reality of Santa Claus—we discovered an ingenious Web site that purported to offer a real-time assessment of their...
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IMHO: Taking "Sides"

I was trolling around on the Internet last weekend, when I saw a story titled "The Downsides to Your 401(k)."
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IMHO: Thanks Giving

Like many of you perhaps, I suddenly realized this past week that this week is Thanksgiving.
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IMHO: Election Nearing

If you have turned on a TV, walked by a radio, or driven down a residential street in the past month, you will, of course, be aware that...
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IMHO: "Best" Cases?

On September 11, 2006, while the nation was focused on the fifth anniversary of the 09/11 terrorist attacks, a St. Louis law firm launched its own "attack" on...
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IMHO: Never Forget

September 11, 2006 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - Five years ago today, I was in the middle of a cross-country flight, literally running from one terminal to another in Dallas, when...
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IMHO: Protect Shuns

August 3, 2005 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - Last week's Congressional machinations brought to mind Otto van Bismarck's comment that "Laws are like sausages, it is better not to see them...
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IMHO: "Guilty" Conscience

By any measure, the recent convictions of former Enron executives Ken Lay and Jeff Skilling were a win for justice.
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IMHO: Scared Straits?

Last week, PBS' Frontline ran a program titled "Can You Afford To Retire?" For those of us in this business, the title was almost painfully rhetorical. After all,...
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IMHO: The Right Choices

April 17, 2006 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - A couple of Saturdays ago, I was working on a column, when I got a call from my sister. My father, who had...
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IMHO: Design Designs

March 28, 2006 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - Years ago, I got burned out on conferences. Too often, the seats were packed with sellers rather than buyers - and, too often,...
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IMHO: Whacking The Sopranos

March 9, 2006 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - I may come to regret it - but we have decided to pass on the sixth season of the HBO "family" crime drama,...
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IMHO: An Uncertain Future

March 1, 2006 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - Benjamin Franklin once observed that in this world, nothing is certain but death and taxes - and, certainly at this time of year,...
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IMHO: Reform Forms

February 1, 2006 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - This week, Congress may well turn its attention to pension reform (or it may not; there are other issues looming, not the least...
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IMHO: The Rest of the Story

November 9, 2005 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - On Friday, the Government Accountability Office, or GAO, issued a report reflecting its analysis of cash balance plans and their impact on worker...