Smart401k Blog

  • It's Never Too Late to Start Saving for Retirement

    Since the day I started working in the financial industry, there has been one question that seems to come up more than the rest. I hear it from family, friends, friends of friends and even complete strangers. The question is this: “I haven’t done anything to start saving for retirement, is it too late?” Whether the person asking is 30 or 50, the answer is always the same – NO!!! And if you haven’t already started, it’s more important than ever to get started now.
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  • 5 Ways to Tame Investing Fears

    This post is part of Smart401k CEO Scott Hollsopple’s contribution to the U.S. News & World Report Smarter Investor blog series. Original post date May 21, 2013 Investing FearsTruly good horror stories are able to blend tension and fear in a sustained pattern. The best spine-chillers build terror rather than springing it on us; the writer weaves a tale that leaves us with a feeling of constant anxiety.
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  • Retirement Planning Myths Busted

    This post is part of Smart401k CEO Scott Hollsopple’s contribution to the U.S. News & World Report Smarter Investor blog series. Original post date June 11, 2013 Out on the golf course, I've overheard some of the game’s greatest myths.
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  • Don't Psyche Yourself Out - Start Saving for Retirement Now

    For some people, saving for retirement is daunting because accumulating a retirement nest egg seems impossible.
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  • What Can Young People Expect from Social Security?

    A part of the Q&A section on the first page caught my eye: Will Social Security still be around when I retire?
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  • Don't Give Up on Your Retirement Plan Because You're Frustrated

    John wanted me to sell him on the idea that he should contribute again to his retirement plan.
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  • A Commencement Address to the Class to 2011

    Over the next few weeks, tens of thousands of young adults will put on a funny looking hat, walk across a stage and receive a college diploma. Bright-eyed, bushy-tailed and ready to take on the world, some of these graduates will move on to additional education.
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