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JANUARY 08, 2020

The Coronavirus Is Adding to U.S. Economic Inequality

We talk a lot about the fact that a woman typically earns 80 cents for every dollar a man earns. In retirement, that 20-cent differential is magnified.


JANUARY 11, 2020

Dow Closes in a Bear Market for the First Time Since 2009—Here’s What that Means

The Dow closed down over 1,400 points Wednesday, ending its historic bull market run and entering bear market territory as the coronavirus was officially named a pandemic by the World Health Organization. Here’s what you need to know.


JANUARY 11, 2020

Human Interest Raises $40M Series C To Close Retirement Savings Gap for SMBs

But when it comes to small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), it’s not always as easy to offer 401(k)s as a benefit. And owners of those businesses often struggle with being able to save for retirement themselves. A startup out to change that has just raised a new round of funding to help it advance on its goal.

Fiduciary News

JANUARY 10, 2020

401k Plan Sponsors Fiduciary Duty in Light of Coronavirus Fear

Realize that short term events and market turmoil are with us to stay and remember to keep any money you need in the next five years out of the stock markets. Is your 401k holding money you’ll need in the next five years? Probably not.

The Street

JANUARY 06, 2020

Wall Street Experts: Retirement-Minded Investors Should Be Cautious With Fed Rate Cuts

Even with a steep rate cut, it pays to be prudent in rocky markets, if you are a retirement investor.

401k Specialist

FEBRUARY 16, 2019

Narrative Busted: Millennial, Blue Collar, SMB Employees Saving for Retirement

New data shows employees at small and medium-sized businesses consistently participate in an offered 401k plan, across geographies, industries, and ages

HR Technologist

FEBRUARY 16, 2019

Majority of Millennial, Blue Collar and SMB Employees Save for Retirement, Reveals Human Interest

New data from Human Interest shows 65-90 percent of employees at small and medium-sized businesses consistently participate in an offered 401(k) plan, across geographies, industries, and ages


FEBRUARY 20, 2019

How To Avoid What 401(k) Plan Sponsors Fear Most About Investment Policy Statements

The 401(k) plan stands as among the most widely known and used corporate retirement plans. While your employees might find them attractive, as a plan sponsor, they do pose several challenges.


JANUARY 12, 2018

Three Costly Pitfalls that Could Derail Your 401(k) Earnings

When it comes to retirement savings, the 401(k) is the primary source of future income for many people. With so much on the line, there’s little room for error.

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JANUARY 15, 2020

Human Interest Eliminates 401(k) Transaction Fees, Reimagines Retirement Benefits to Support Underserved Workforce

Human Interest continues to redefine retirement benefits by offering small and medium-sized businesses and their more than 60 million employees access to an affordable, easy-to-use 401(k).

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JANUARY 19, 2020

Wage Gap Worsens Over Time; Women’s Retirement Could Be Even More at Risk According to New Report on SMB Employees’ Retirement

New data examines the 401(k) and 403(b) contribution rates of SMB employees by industry, region, age, gender, and more.


JANUARY 11, 2020

Human Interest on Track to Bring Retirement Benefits to Millions of Americans

With this $40 million C round, Human Interest has raised more capital than any other startup 401(k) provider. With this additional capital, we will continue to focus on making it easier and more affordable for employers to offer this important benefit to their employees.


JANUARY 05, 2019

Human Interest, the Affordable, Automated 401(k) Provider, Raises $15.4 Million Series B Led by USVP

Funding will accelerate the delivery of innovative retirement savings plans to tens of thousands of small and medium-sized businesses across America


JANUARY 07, 2018

Human Interest (Formerly Captain401) raises $11 Million Series A to Serve Small Business 401(k) Market

Financial technology startup Captain401 rebrands to Human Interest as it expands its reach to more small businesses across America


JANUARY 25, 2016

Captain401 Raises $3.5 Million to Make Creating a 401k Easier for Businesses

Investors include Y Combinator, SoftTech VC, SV Angel, CrunchFund, Dave Morin’s Slow Ventures, Susa Ventures, FundersClub, Paul Buchheit (creator of Gmail), Justin Kan (co-founder of Twitch), Michael Siebel (co-founder of Twitch), Jared Friedman (co-founder of Scribd), Jacob Gibson (co-founder of Nerdwallet), Greg Brockman (former CTO of Stripe), and Joe Montana (Hall of Fame quarterback).