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Why Do 401(k) Plans Confuse Employees?

Posted on 9/14/2014 by Mike Walsh in about 401k 401k 401(k) plans 401(k) Investing 401k Education 401k Literacy 401(k) Confusion

There are lots of reasons why employees are confused by their 401(k) plans. Two primary reasons are most people have never taken any investment courses and financial service firms have a vested interest in the public not being educated about investments.

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Dear Benefits Manager, what does 401(k) education mean to you?

Posted on 9/5/2014 by Mike Walsh in Investor Education 401(k) Investing 401k Education Employee Education 401(k) Confusion Employee Stress Paradigm Shift Needed

Every company 401(k) plan includes some sort of education for the employees. What exactly does this education accomplish? Most of this education leaves out a very important topic - the detailed information and terminology of Mutual Funds. Employees don't get taught the details of Mutual Fund investing.

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