Don’t Worry, Be Happy to Be an Effective Saver
Clients have to feel like they can save for retirement while meeting daily obligations if they’re going to do it, according to a survey by BlackRock.
No Jargon, Please: Think 401(k) Investors Know What ‘Fund’ Means? Think Again
Plain English, it turns out, is the key to getting employees to save more for retirement, says a survey of retirement plan participants released by State Street Global Advisors.
BlackRock, Harvard: Retirees Don’t Know What They Want, but It Might Be Annuities
“You don’t get a radically different answer when you change the wording of a question about whether you want chocolate or vanilla ice cream, but with annuities you do,” says Harvard professor David Laibson.
Vanguard Highlighted in Plan-Sponsor Study
Retirement-plan sponsors surveyed in 2011 by the Boston Research Group ranked Vanguard as the top firm for overall satisfaction, value for cost, and investment performance, according to Vanguard, which notes this is the third year in a row that it has achieved the No. 1 ranking for overall satisfaction.