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9 Top Pharmaceutical Stocks to Buy for the Dividends

When investors are on the hunt for income-driving dividend stocks, they often gravitate toward utilities or consumer staples names. And well they …

Investing

The 7 Best ETFs for Retirement Investors

Exchange-traded funds have surged in popularity over the years. And it’s easy to see why. The passively managed baskets of stocks, bonds and other …

Here's How Big the Opportunity Could Be for Marijuana Stocks

Wins by pro-pot advocates are ushering in a gold rush of interest in marijuana stocks. Some marijuana companies will be winners and others will be losers, but they'll all have a chance to compete in what GreenWave Advisors estimates could be a $25 billion market in 2021. Are you prepared to profit …

The New Organization: Different by Design

We just launched one of the world’s largest studies of people challenges in business, Deloitte Human Capital Trends 2016, and the results were …

Human Resources

Inside the Johns Hopkins finance class that's 'guaranteed' to get you a job on Wall Street

With precision she describes the discounted free cash-flow model she built of a food-services and construction company, and walks through its revenue-growth assumptions before making a recommendation on whether or not to invest.<p>Chu is not a wealth manager or an investment banker. Wearing flip-flops …

Markets

Moratorium lifted on PBGC’s plant-closure rule

Jan 09, 2015 | By Nick Thornton<p>A <b>moratorium</b> by the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp. on the enforcement of the hotly contested 4062(e) regulation has …

Personal Capital

How Much is Your 401k Costing You?<p>401k fees are delaying your retirement. But you can do something about it. Sign up now, link your 401k account …

Retirement

The hare gets rich while you don’t. Back the passive tortoise

2014-08-01T10:43:27.000Z<p>By: Dan McCrum<p>Nomura, as part of an excellent report looking at various aspects of active versus passive investment …

Estimated Tax Payments: Your Questions Answered

Estimated income tax payments are a fact of life for most of us who run our own businesses.<p>Unlike those who are employed and receive paychecks where …

Four Sales Team Mistakes That Will Drive Your Prospects Away

We’ve all been there – the cold, impersonal, off-putting dinner time sales call. You might even joke about how bad it was with your team at work. The …

Investing

The Online 401(k) launches small business IRA option

The Online 401(k) has launched a payroll-deduction IRA designed specifically for small businesses with 100 or fewer employees.

Fewer employers match 401(k) contributions

The number of companies making a match on their 401(k) plans has dropped by 7 percent since 2009, driven by the stock market crash of 2008 and the …

Departing employees need better 401(k) advice

If employees who leave a job are counseled about what to do with their 401(k) plans before they go, fewer of them would cash out of their plans.<p>If …

Workers find retirement projections somewhat helpful

More than nine of 10 Americans say they feel it would be at least somewhat helpful is they were given projections of their retirement income.<p>More …

3 ‘over’ errors that can cause 401(k) investors to ‘under’perform

Achieving retirement readiness is more about controlling emotions than it is about understanding the next great investment fad.<p>More and more …

Less than half save outside retirement plans

The sources of those who do include personal IRAs, pensions from previous jobs and pensions belonging to a spouse or partner.<p>A Towers Watson survey …

6 things every employer should know about fiduciary liability

Until regulators do whatever they're going to do, here are six things every employer should know about fiduciary liability at this moment.<p>SEC …

Retirement projections frequently overstated

Common reductions in expenses often overlooked include not needing to save for retirement or pay Medicare and Social Security taxes.<p>Retirement income …

Advisors should consider insurance

More stringent regulation in the 401(k) industry has made it a risky business to be in for financial advisors. Plan participants sue advisors for bad …

Risk tops fear list of mid-size private pension plans

The top three concerns were risk management (31 percent), low return environment (29 percent) and volatility (24 percent).<p>Mid-size corporate pension …

DOL fiduciary rules delayed until August

The DOL's Thomas Perez has been meeting with senators over the past month to try and bring them over to his way of thinking: that anyone who gives …

10 ways sponsors can help employees put their house in order

Establishing best practices across all areas of DC plan management is critical as they have become the primary savings vehicle for many U.S. workers.

Corporate pension plan funding ratio up 3 percent

Overall, 2013 was a very strong year for corporate pension plans, with the average funding ratio rising by about 17 percentage points due to strong …

Tax break for Roth IRA conversion lured 10 percent of millionaires

Conversions from regular IRAs to Roth retirement accounts increased more than nine times in 2010, rising to $64.8 billion from $6.8 billion in 2009.

Plan sponsors should offer risk-based investment options

By offering a number of risk-based options, employers are more likely to meet everyones retirement objectives.<p>To minimize their fiduciary liability, …

Musi lets you build an entire streaming music library, completely for free

Musi also has support for AirPlay so you can stream anything you want to any AirPlay enabled device. Along with that you get background streaming as …

International pension plans on the rise

The survey found a 10 percent increase in such plans over 2012 among 406 midsize and large multinational companies, which offer a total of 438 …