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Survey: 42% of U.S. millionaires don’t feel wealthy

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A million dollars ain’t what it used to be. More than four out of ten American millionaires say they do not feel rich. Indeed many would need to have at least $7.5 million in order to feel they were truly rich, according to a Fidelity Investments survey.

Some 42 percent of the more than 1,000 millionaires surveyed by Fidelity said they did not feel wealthy. Respondents had at least $1 million in investable assets, excluding any real estate or retirement accounts.

“Every person in the survey is wealthy,” said Sanjiv Mirchandani, president of National Financial, a unit of Fidelity. “But they are still worried about outliving their assets.” Get the full story »

Groupon lures institutional investors, planning IPO

From the New York Times’ DealBook | Groupon, the social buying site that rejected a $6 billion takeover bid from Google earlier this month, is negotiating as much as $950 million in financing commitments with big institutional investors, including Fidelity Investments, T. Rowe Price and Morgan Stanley, people briefed on the matter said. Groupon is preparing to go public as soon as the end of 2011, sources said. Get the full story>>

401(k) hardship withdrawals at 10-year high

In the wake of news about a spike in new applications for unemployment benefits comes another potentially troubling sign: A record number of workers made hardship withdrawals from their retirement accounts in the second quarter.

What’s more, the number of workers borrowing from their accounts reached a 10-year high, according to a report issued Friday by Fidelity Investments. Get the full story>>

Fidelity loses hundreds of corporate clients

Fidelity Investments has lost hundreds of corporate customers in its defined-contribution retirement plan business over the past year, a challenge for the giant mutual fund firm in a critical segment of the industry. Get the full story »