Jan 07

Five Ways to Support Your 401(k) Plan

As a 401(k) advisor, I help to reduce your 401(k) workload, but I also help to reduce your liability by taking on a fiduciary role.  Bottom line, my biggest responsibility is to identify and mitigate your personal liability risk while helping to empower your employees to build assets for their retirement. Learn about the five areas where we can elevate and support your 401(k).

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Jan 07

Setting Priorities; 3 Essential Factors to Begin the New Year

New Year resolutions and goals are a huge part of ringing in the new year.  And while having goals are important, studies have shown that less than 25% of people actually stay committed to their resolutions after just 30 days, and only 8% accomplish them. So what can you do to help yourself achieve your personal […]

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Dec 05

How to go Beyond Traditional 401(k) Education & Advice

While some plans worry about the legal consequences of offering advice programs, the Pension Protection Act (PPA) and related DOL guidance continue to support education and advice programs.  We believe that an effective plan design will provide good alternatives for participants, and effective education and advice programs will enhance the likelihood that participants will make […]

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Dec 03

5 Options on How to Handle Your Year-End Bonus

So, you just received your company bonus check.  Now, what should you do with it? Before you go out and spend it on something that you might regret, have you had a chance to review your wealth planning pie? Your wealth planning pie consists of all your wealth planning priorities, goals, and objectives.  No matter […]

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Nov 04

Four 401(k) Plan Administration Best Practices

The cornerstone of effective plan administration is the plan document, which stipulates how Fiduciaries will handle the administrative features of the plan. All Qualified retirement plans must satisfy complex coverage and nondiscrimination testing requirements to qualify for the special tax treatment afforded to these plans under the Internal Revenue Code. In addition, most plans that […]

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Nov 04

How to Make the Most of Year End Tax Planning

There should be three times per year when tax planning should be front and center of your overall wealth management plan; Beginning (January/February), middle (June/July), and the end of the year (November/December). Planning at the beginning of the year should be focused on the following; What are your retirement contributions plans?  Are you focused on […]

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