Wall Street, The Third Player in Retirement

“Hey, if I were starting over from scratch today with what we know, I’d blow up the existing structure and start over. What I’m talking about isn’t 401(k). I’m talking about the way investing is done.”

— Ted Benna, Father of the 401k

This week on the David Lukas Show, David talks about another important player in retirement, Wall Street and it’s primary tool for capturing your savings, the 401k. For most people saving in their 401k, they are limited to mutual funds that were designed and created by Wall Street.

wall-streetSince the early 1980s, Americans have been sold on why relinquishing control over their money, investing in 401ks, and taking risks in the stock market are essential for retirement. Essentially, the American worker was told: “You are now the owner of your own investment fund. But we are not responsible for whether it will be enough to provide a decent pension. That depends on you.” Over time, Defined Contribution plans that are stock market dependent overwhelmingly replaced plans in which companies promise fixed, reliable, benefits to retired employees

Tying the fate of the American family to the level of the Dow Jones represented a radical transformation of the American pension System. Wall Street was all too happy to fill this void. How is Wall Street benefiting off of your hard earned retirement funds? Tune in to find out…..

Important topics discussed:

  • What a 401k actually is
  • When, why, and how the 401k came to be
  • Why and how 401ks can be detrimental to retirement
  • How the WorryFree Retirement® knows how to provide security 401ks can’t

To get all of this important information, and more, listen to the entire episode today.

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