Explore the relationship between value and price.
Don’t Fret About A Bad 401k
Consider the 401k plan as a part of the total compensation. The cost of a high-cost 401k plan isn’t really that high when you don’t stay with the same employer for that long.
401k Plan: From Bundled Fee To Explicit Fee
I received a notice from my employer about our 401k plan. The plan will soon start charging an administrative fee to employees’ accounts, estimated to be about $20 per quarter. Until now our plan didn’t charge any administrative fee explicitly. I was able to confirm that on my 401k plan statement. See previous post Find […]
Pay a Fee For Better Value
The word “fee” has a negative connotation. I’m not sure why, because a fee is just a price tag on a service. Brokerage firms have to advertise “no fee IRAs.” Credit card companies say “no annual fee.” Is a no-fee product necessarily better than a product with a fee? I see heirloom tomatoes selling for […]