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Many Americans with 401(k) plans don't know if they're paying any fees. Pay too much, and it could take a chunk out of your nest egg. Annette Elizabeth Allen/NPR hide caption

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When High Fees Stink Up Your 401(k), What Can You Do?

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Automatically enrolling workers into a savings plan and then deducting their pre-tax contribution from their paycheck means workers don't see or feel any loss. It sort of tricks our brains into doing the right thing. Annette Elizabeth Allen/NPR hide caption

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Why Is It So Hard To Save? U.K. Shows It Doesn't Have To Be

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Jack Bogle wants Americans to make more money in the stock market and give less away to financial firms. Courtesy of Vanguard hide caption

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The George Washington Of Investing Wants You For The Revolution

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High fees are eroding the retirement savings of millions of Americans, but employers who shop around can often find much better options for their employees' 401(k) plans. Annette Elizabeth Allen/NPR hide caption

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Is Wall Street Eating Your 401(k) Nest Egg?

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Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Richard Cordray, center, participates in a panel discussion in March. His agency is considering banning financial companies from routinely requiring consumers to sign away the right to sue. Steve Helber/AP hide caption

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Will 'Disappointing' Jobs Report Affect Fed's Course On Interest Rates?

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Volkswagen CEO Resigns Amid Emissions Cheating Scandal

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Federal Reserve Faces Fork In The Road Over Interest Rates

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Will The Fed Raise Rates, Or Keep The (Little) Economic Party Going?

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Mixed Jobs Report Adds Uncertainty To Fed Interest Rate Debate

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Boeing Case Is Latest Targeting 401(k) Plans With Excessive Fees

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Investors' Biggest Enemy Could Be Their Natural Instincts

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Eric Pennucci of Horizon Air Services, a Boston trucking firm, does not like the idea of 18-year-olds behind the wheel of tractor-trailers. Chris Arnold/NPR hide caption

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To Get Big-Rig Drivers, Senate Bill Would Give Keys To Teens

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