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|Subject: Re: The 401(k) World||Date: 5/4/2013 12:20 AM|
|Author: intercst||Number: 72176 of 76883|
Excellent review of the shortcomings of 401(k)s for retirement.
So what's your solution. It can't be to bring the defined benefit plan back.
Since I think the biggest problem is what people are losing to Wall Street in fees, commissions and costs. I'd force every worker to save some percentage of his income (in addition to the FICA he's paying) and deposit it in the Federal Gov't Employee Thrift Savings Plan (TSP). Even the difference in fees vs. Vanguard (Vanguard averages 19 basis points, TSP 2.7) is enough to buy you an automobile after 40 years. The difference is probably 2 or 3 houses vs. Merrill-Lynch.
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