401(k) plans
This is it — my 1,000th column. You might ask, what drove me to write a weekly column for the last 20 years, while running a portfolio management practice (and writing a few books along the way)?
Simplifying the federal tax code is long overdue.

But Congress won’t accomplish that goal by increasing taxes on retirement savings.
NEW YORK (AP) — The 401(k) may be in Washington’s crosshairs.

Congress is looking for ways to raise revenue as part of a tax overhaul plan, and one of the methods reportedly under consideration is to curtail how much pretax money workers can contribute to their 401(k) and similar accounts.