The Great 401(k) Hoax

The Great 401(k) Hoax

Why your Family's Financial Security Is at Risk, and What You Can Do About It

eBook - 2003
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Baker & Taylor
Argues that 401(k) plans are unfair to employees and that the economy will suffer because of an overreliance on these types of retirement plans, and offers alternative investment options.

Perseus Publishing
According to business and finance journalists Bill Wolman and Anne Colamosca, the American public has been hoodwinked: 401(k)s, the most popular mechanism for retirement investing, were established to satisfy corporate, not individual, interests. They are replacing defined benefit-pension plans at an alarming rate and are vulnerable to the vicissitudes of the market, which--if history serves as our guide--is destined for at least a decade of lackluster performance. Drawing on primary historical and contemporary data, Wolman and Colamosca build a compelling case against the 401(k) as a tool for ensuring long-term financial security. They urge individuals and families to diversify their savings and investments, building conservative portfolios that include bonds, high-dividend stocks, and savings. In the process, they explore the colorful social history of our love-hate relationship with the stock market and address many key questions facing any family today, such as: How do I accumulate enough wealth to educate my children and retire comfortably? How secure are my sources of income and how can I anticipate change? Timely and incisive, The Great 401(k) Hoax is guaranteed to inspire debate and action from the water cooler to the boardroom to the voting booth.

Publisher: Cambridge, MA : Perseus Pub., [2003], ©2002
Edition: 1st pbk. ed.
ISBN: 9780585482163
Characteristics: 1 online resource (x, 262 pages) : illustrations
Additional Contributors: Colamosca, Anne
Alternative Title: Great 401(k) h()ax


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