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By Nevin Adams9/2/2014 • 0 Comments

August looks to have been a good month for 401(k) participants. For individuals in the EBRI/ICI database during the month, the average account balance rose 4.4% for participants ages 25-34 with one to four years of tenure (and consistent participation since 2012), while the average account balance also rose 2.6% for participants ages 55-64 with 20-29 years of tenure.

By NAPA Net Staff9/2/2014 • 0 Comments

Median household net worth decreased by $5,046, or 6.8%, between 2000 and 2011, but during that same period, median net worth increased for those age 65 and older, according to a new report from the U.S. Census Bureau. 

By Fred Barstein9/2/2014 • 0 Comments

Many people are gambling with their retirement, not saving enough and hoping that things will work out. But some credit unions and nonprofits are taking a different approach to induce savings: lottery tickets. 

By Nevin Adams9/1/2014 • 0 Comments

Things you might have missed — but shouldn’t. Highlights from last week’s NAPA Net Daily include: READ MORE

By Andrew Remo8/29/2014 • 0 Comments

Its authors may not have led with that title, but a recent paper calls for wholesale changes to the way Americans currently save for retirement, including suspending all defined contribution savings arrangements because “they are complex, costly, and challenging for employers and employees to manage.”

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