9 Worst States for 401(k) Plans
While any company can design a better plan no matter the state it's in, the trends are nonetheless telling.
Smaller 401(k) Plans Beat Larger Ones: Study
What is one thing that smaller 401(k) plans have that larger ones don't? It's not better investment options.
Thousands of 401(k)s Fail Nondiscrimination Test
In 2012, the year for which the most recent data is available, $794 million in 401(k) contributions were returned to highly compensated employees.
$640 Billion in 401(k) Assets Ripe for a Rollover: Judy Diamond
Nearly one-fifth of the $2.9 trillion in large 401(k) plans is held by retirees or pre-retirees who may be better served elsewhere, says Judy Diamond.
Top 5 States With Greatest New 401(k) Growth
New 401(k) plans are a good indication of a state’s growing economy, according to research by Judy Diamond Associates.
5 Most Common 401(k) Plan Red Flags
These big warning signs indicate whether a plan is underperforming, is poorly designed or has reached certain thresholds that suggest it may need new services.
Top 10 States With Fastest 401(k) Growth
The average 401(k) balance in 2012 was nearly $76,000, up 11% over 2011, according to Judy Diamond Associates.
Top 10 Industries for Retirement Preparedness
Perhaps surprisingly, the finance industry isn't in the top 5, according to a ranking by Judy Diamond and Associates.
Top 10 Best States for 401(k) Plans
The best states for 401(k)s based on the concentration of strong plans, as measured by design, management and performance, are ranked by Judy Diamond Associates.
Top 1% of Retirement Plans Hold Huge Majority of 401(k) Assets
One "needn’t look any further than the rise of target-date funds to see the influence of the top 1%," says Ryles of Judy Diamond Associates.