Updated Thursday, July 24, 2014 as of 9:38 PM ET
How to Enhance 401(k) Plans: Thursday's Retirement Scan
Our daily roundup of retirement news your clients may be thinking about.
How to fix the 401(k) and income inequality in one fell swoop
A former federal official has proposed to reduce the tax benefits of 401(k) contributions to high-income workers, and to establish a universal 401(k) plan that would have features, such as low fees and automatic enrollment, to fix the retirement system. The proposed universal 401(k) plan was considered in the past, but it failed to gain support in Congress. The government could still have other options to address the problem, such as cutting the federal estate tax exemption.  --CNN Money   more »
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What's driving this new interest? Follow the money: U.S. retirement assets totaled $23 trillion in the first quarter of this year. more »
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