November 29 2017

What You Need to Understand About Risk Tolerance and Time Horizon

When deciding how to invest your money, the most important question is, “How much risk should I take?” Your answer can mean the difference between meeting your goals—for example, retiring when and how you want—and falling short of them. Unfortunately...

November 22 2017

Charging Fees to Terminated Plan Participants Okay in Some Cases

When an employee leaves a small company, the expectation is that he will withdraw his 401(k) money at the same time.  While former employees of larger companies often leave their 401(k) money in the plan until retirement, small companies have less to...

November 08 2017

Top-Paid Group Election for HCEs May Help Plan Compliance Testing

Not everybody is familiar with precise definitions of pension terms like Highly Compensated Employee, but most of us would agree that someone with an annual salary of $500,000 sounds like an HCE.  In most cases, we’d be right.  But there is one insta...

October 27 2017

IRS, PBGC, SSA Release 2018 Cost-of-Living Increases


October 11 2017

The Potential Impact of Sequence of Returns Risk

As you plan your strategy for creating portfolio distributions during retirements, there are a number of different factors you should consider. These include your budget, expenses, and sources of retirement income other than your investment portfolio...

September 13 2017

Three Quick Tips to Make Your Wealth Last in Retirement

According to U.S. News & World Report, starting in 2012 and spanning 20 years, an average of 10,000 Baby Boomers will reach age 65 each day. That number seems startlingly high, especially considering research shows that many Baby Boomers are not full...

July 26 2017

Baby Boomer Close to Retirement? Here’s How to Prepare.

 Are you a Baby Boomer close to retirement without the savings you need? If you’re still not ready to retire, you’re not alone. Every day, 10,000 Baby Boomers retire. Yet, 78% of 50-year-olds and 74% of 60-year-olds are behind in saving for retiremen...

July 19 2017

5 Reasons Why You Need to Revisit Your 401(k) Plan Design

Are you guilty of having a 401(k) plan but can’t remember plan design or investment menu? If you answered yes, you are not alone. Many plan sponsors let their plan run on autopilot once it’s up and running, but it may be time to rethink your position...

July 05 2017

Top-Heavy Retirement Plan: A Weighty Subject to Tackle


June 28 2017

Exit Strategies Worth Considering When Selling a Dental Practice

For dental practice owners looking to retire, the decision to sell a dental practice is rarely easy. This major life transition means leaving your profession after years of hard work, not to mention breaking free of the emotional attachment to your b...