Month: April 2014

IRA Insights: Research shines light on investor behavior

Nearly four out of every ten U.S. households own an Individual Retirement Account (IRA). Are they maximizing their IRA contributions and what are the trends around IRA use? Each month Vanguard researchers analyze the trends to see if these investors are taking full advantage of the opportunities available to build a bigger retirement portfolio.

Sprucing Up Your Retirement Portfolio

With spring busting out all over, these three portfolio fixes allow investors the opportunity to trim back overgrown investments, plant new seedlings, and add some personal flair to their portfolio landscape and retirement plans

Is U.S. Hyperinflation Imminent?

According to notable expert, Marc Faber, the U.S. will experience hyperinflation within the next 10 years. Is he correct? Could America experience the ravages of hyperinflation? This article will teach you the essentials of hyperinflation, what to do if it materializes, and the chance of the U.S. actually experiencing it.

Is Your Small-Company 401(k) Charging Too Much?

If you work for a small company of less than 100 employees, odds are high that you’re paying much more in 401(k) plan fees than larger companies. Certainly, there are economies of scale in plan management, but that doesn’t mean you have to pay top dollar. There are many ways to […]

IRAs Provide Universal Retirement Plan Access

Critics of the U.S. retirement system often point to the fact that many people do not have access to a workplace retirement plan. As I have noted previously, four out of five full-time workers have access to some form of employer-provided retirement plan, a reason to be wary of any […]