Updated Friday, April 18, 2014 as of 2:13 PM ET
Millennials Eschew Retirement Plans for Online Brokerage Accounts
Why are millennials snubbing defined contribution retirement plans and stashing their money into taxable brokerage accounts instead?
The retirement plan industry is overly focused on a goal—namely saving for retirement—that doesn’t resonate with young investors, says Chris Brown, a principal of Hearts & Wallets, a research firm based in Hingham, Mass.   more »
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