The 11 Most Significant 401k Plan Misconceptions

Seven Signs Of A Successful 401k

For more than 30 years I have helped plan sponsors design and manage successful 401k plans. From Apple and IBM to John Deere and Mazda Motor Corporation, I have had the privilege of working with a number of great Fortune 500 plans, as well as hundreds of excellent small and medium-sized plans. I have observed that the best plans always seem to possess the following seven attributes.

The 11 Most Significant 401k Plan Misconceptions

Should 401k Plan Sponsors Worry About The Roth Promise?

Whenever I talk with 401k plan sponsors or participants about making Roth 401k contributions, at least half of them tell me they would never do it. They all cite the same reason. They don’t trust the federal government to keep its Roth 401k promise to allow tax-free distribution of Roth balances. I think they are wrong — not about trusting Uncle Sam, but about whether the government will keep its Roth 401k promise.