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Subject:  Re: Secrets of the 0.2% Date:  1/22/2012  11:57 AM
Author:  intercst Number:  69958 of 103887

reallyalldone writes,

It would be interesting to see how much of an urban myth covers the limited funds, high fee 401k thing.

Here's a NYTimes article on 401k fees.

An annual total of 0.5 percent isn’t reality for most workers, alas. According to BrightScope, a company that gathers data about retirement plans and gives some of that data to individuals while selling more information to employers, the all-in fees, including those mutual fund investments you may already know about, average 1.08 percent for plans with balances of more than $100 million, 1.36 percent for those with $10 million to $100 million and a whopping 1.90 percent for plans with under $10 million.


Of course, those are the averages. That means about half the people are paying more.

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