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Evaluating 401(k) Plans in a House of Mirrors
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Feb. 24, 2014
"Fidelity says that the average 401(k) account balance has nearly doubled since March 2009, the stock market's lowest point during the recession. Vanguard reports that the average 401(k) account balance is $101,650, the highest average since the company began tracking the figure in 1999. While these numbers sound promising, a few things are left out of the picture: Contributions vs. investment returns ... Median vs. average ... [and the] data set."

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