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401(k) Trends … Where we’ve been … Where we may be headed – Part 2

By Jack Towarnicky

NAPA 401(k) Summit Pressentation

This is a continuation of our last blog on 401(k) plan trends – past and future. In the prior post, I identified:

  • Six 401(k) trends that have emerged over the past ten years, as documented in PSCA’s 60th Annual Survey, and 
  • Four other economic and demographic trends that affect 401(k) participation, including:
    - The frequency of equity market declines after 1945;
    - Median tenure of American workers is less than five years; 
    - Today’s 50 year olds held an average of 12 jobs between their 18th and 50th birthday; and
    - 60% of American households will pay little or no income tax in 2018. Read More >>

401(k) Trends - Where We’ve Been and Where We May be Headed – Part 1

By Jack Towarnicky

As presented to attendees of the NAPA 401(k) Summit April 15-17.

In February, the Plan Sponsor Council of America (PSCA) released the results our 60th Annual Survey of 401(k) and Profit Sharing Plans.  This week, I attended the National Association of Plan Advisors (NAPA) Summit for the first time to present on 401(k) plan trends. Read More >>

And, The Winner of the 401kRace Is....You

By Jack Towarnicky

If you participate in your 401(k) plan, you win!  It is that simple.  Here are 10 steps to winning the 401kRace.    

10. Start saving and keep your money in the plan.  You don’t need to know the precise, final destination to start the 401kRace. Read More >>

Life is Full of Surprises, Life is Unpredictable*

By Jack Towarnicky

Retirement planning projections are difficult – particularly if you limit savings to only those monies you will need for retirement.

As a corporate, consulting and compliance benefits professional, I had the privilege of working personally with thousands of workers – particularly when it came to planning for retirement. Read More >>

You Can “Win” the 401kRace Even if it is Your First Marathon

By Jack Towarnicky

Even though the 401kRace is a Marathon, you don’t need to be financially fit before you start! 

Ever hear of an American distance runner named Galen Rupp?  You should have.  He has won many races at 5,000 and 10,000 meters. Read More >>

But It’s a Dry Heat: Hot Topics in Retirement.

By Jack Towarnicky

Welcome to PSCA’s 71st Annual National Conference, May 1–2, in Scottsdale, AZ.  Come learn from our ERISA legal experts as they discuss/debate Cybersecurity, Litigation, and Retirement Income/Decumulation:  Thomas E. Clark Jr. JD, LLM, Of Counsel, The Wagner Law Group; The Honorable Phyllis C. Read More >>

The “Other” Retirement Planning Model (First of a Series)

By Jack Towarnicky

In my last plan sponsor role, I very much enjoyed one of my work assignments - leading a pre-retirement planning seminar.  It was offered at least five times a year.  It was a two day affair, offsite, with food and spirits. Read More >>

The 401k Race is a Marathon

By Jack Towarnicky

You Can’t Sprint Your Way to Retirement

To succeed in the 401kRace, it takes consistent savings activity over an extended period of time.  It is a marathon, not a sprint.    

100 Meters is a Straight Line Sprint; Retirement is at the Finish of a Winding Road Marathon

The 401kRace is a marathon – a distance race, decades in length. Read More >>

Delivering Financial Wellness: How to move from “idea” to “action.”

By Jack Towarnicky

Mark Singer, CFP®, President and Founder, Financial Literacy Toolbox will present on financial wellness at PSCA’s 71st National Conference. Click here for the full agenda.

Financial Literacy Challenge

Financial stress may be the result of Ineffective personal financial management and poor financial habits. Read More >>

Your Team in the Race for Retirement

By Jack Towarnicky

Long ago, having run a few races, I often found myself running alone – whether in training or in the race itself.  But, in fact, after my first race, I was never really, truly alone.  I had my team with me – every step of the way. Read More >>

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