Wall Street Journal: Financial Crisis Highlights Shortcomings of 401(k) Plans

November 3, 2008: The market turmoil of recent weeks has been brutal to 401(k)s. But beyond highlighting the woeful inadequacy of many Americans' retirement savings, the meltdown puts a spotlight on some longstanding pitfalls of 401(k)s themselves -- and makes it even more urgent that investors guard against them.

This year through Oct. 30, the average 401(k) account balance dropped roughly 18% to 23%, depending on the participant's age and tenure with the plan, according to Employee Benefit Research Institute.

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