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  • BrightScope Wants To Help You Find A Qualified Financial Advisor

    BrightScope Wants To Help You Find A Qualified Financial Advisor


    San Diego based BrightScope, which launched to help people navigate their 401k retirement plans and maximize benefits, wants to help consumers find the best financial advisor and planner. The startup is launching Advisor Pages, a way for people to discover, research, and select the most appropriate and qualified financial advisor. BrightScope has aggregated hard-to-discover but publicly… Read More

  • The Goldmine Of Opportunities In Gov 2.0

    The Goldmine Of Opportunities In Gov 2.0


    Seeing a need to help 60 million Americans manage their $4 trillion dollars in retirement accounts, Mike and Ryan Alfred launched BrightScope in 2008. They headed to Washington, DC, to obtain electronic data on 401K plans from the Department of Labor. They assumed that since every employer is required to provide the government with this information, it would be readily available to any… Read More

  • BrightScope Launches Personal 401K Fee Report

    San Diego based BrightScope, recently launched to help people navigate their 401k retirement plans and how to maximize the benefits. Today, the startup is launching its Personal 401k Fee Report that will let participants can figure out exactly how much they are paying in fees in their specific plan. Drawing from a database of more than 30,000 401k plans, BrightScope helps users get a… Read More

  • 401k Plans Are Hard To Understand. BrightScope Raises $2 Million To Fix That.

    San Diego based BrightScope, which launched earlier this year, helps people understand their 401k retirement plans and how to maximize the benefits. That’s a much needed service: the company says 30% of workers don’t participate at all in their company 401k programs. 22% don’t contribute enough to maximize matching benefits from companies, and 80% of workers have no idea how… Read More