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Companies should have to offer low-cost funds in 401(k)s Companies can help their employees boost their retirement savings by offering low-cost investment options in their 401(k) plans, writes Mike Piper, author of the blog ObliviousInvestor.com. Many employer-sponsored retirement plans offer mutual funds that charge hefty fees, keeping the participants from accumulating assets, Piper writes. "... It would be great to mandate their availability in employer-sponsored plans, given the evidence in favor of them. Perhaps just a single low-cost bond fund and a single low-cost stock fund in each plan."  --The Wall Street Journal

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