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Planning for retirement? What you should know about target-date funds

Increasingly, 401ks include investments in these ‘set it and forget it’ type of funds.

FORTUNE – More than 51 million Americans have an active 401(k) retirement account, according to the Investment Company Institute.  716 more words

Term Sheet

pick. click. close.

Growing in popularity within employer sponsored 401(k) retirement plans are the target-date funds. Simply explained:  You pick the date you plan on retiring, then select the target date fund closest to that year, and voila, you’ve just implemented an investment strategy. 479 more words


The end of the glide path

No, I don’t mean that glide paths will cease to exist. Instead, I’m referring to a critical question plan sponsors should ask themselves as they assess what the end point of the glide path should look like: When do investors begin to rely on money saved in a defined contribution (DC) plan for living expenses? 535 more words