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June 22, 2000

Excessive Attention to Fiduciary Risk But Not Enough to Communications Is Penny Wise, Dollar Foolish
By John Rekenthaler of Morningstar. Excerpt: "To participants, communications of a 401(k) plan's construction are far more important than ironing out that final investment detail. The manner in which you present information about the plan will greatly alter their decisions." (401kWire.com; free registration required)

Total Pay for 505 U.S. Chief Executives
Excerpt: "The following table lists pay for the chief executives of the 500 largest U.S. companies by market value as of May 31." (Graef Crystal, on Bloomberg.com)

Eight CEOs Make the $100 Million Club
Excerpt: "Eight chief executives received nine-digit pay packages in their most recently reported fiscal year, according to a study [Graef Crystal] just completed of the 500 largest U.S. companies by market value." (Graef Crystal, on Bloomberg.com)

Nonprofit Organization and Web Site Advocates 'Socially Responsible Investing'
Excerpt: "A national nonprofit membership organization promoting the concept, practice and growth of socially responsible investing." (Social Investment Forum)

Web Site Provides Information, Resources on 'Socially Responsible' Investing
Excerpt: "Welcome to SocialFunds.com, the Web's most comprehensive personal finance site devoted to socially responsible investing - over 2,000 pages of information to help you become an informed social investor." (SocialFunds.com)

Bush vs. Gore on Retirement Security
Excerpt: "This week Vice President Al Gore detailed an approach to retirement saving policy that is radically different from the Social Security privatization plan embraced by his rival, presumptive GOP presidential candidate, Gov. George W. Bush ... this debate will alert ordinary voters to the stark differences between the two candidates' plans." (Michael Calabrese, on IntellectualCapital.com)

myStockOptions.com Site Launches
Excerpt: "Our goal is to help you to realize the most value possible from your employee stock options. The content, calculators, and community at myStockOptions.com will make you smarter about the financial planning, tax, and legal issues surrounding them." (Not affiliated with BenefitsLink.) (myStockOptions.com)

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