The law firm I started a few years back is actually more than 13 years old as it was a shell where I could offer legal services on the side while I did my normal day job. It was an experiment on whether I could go out on my own…more
When my wife and I bought our house, there were quite a few things that the previous owner forgot to tell us such as the fact they never bothered to pull the pipes from the dental office run by a previous owner 20 years earlier…more
I didn’t have such a wonderful time at law school because I felt the administration and much of the faculty weren’t honest when it came to the study of law and more importantly, our job opportunities. There was one law professor…more
I referred work to an accountant I knew for a retirement plan audit. He did a terrible job and there are issues regarding his registration to do the work. Making a lousy referral is even worse than doing poor work of your own…more
One of the most annoying phrases out there is: “if it ain’t broken, don’t fix it”. I have disliked it for more than 20 years after seeing a student government political candidates use it back at Stony Brook.
I love Las Vegas and I hate to gamble, which explains why I haven’t been to Atlantic City since 1995. I love the sights, sounds, the entertainment, the food, and everything but gambling. I hate gambling because I don’t like to…more
Seven Deadly Sins Every Retirement Plan Provider Should Avoid.
Stuff plan providers should avoid.
The movie Seven taught me that the seven deadly sins are wrath, greed, sloth, pride, lust, envy, and gluttony. It…more
When you get pulled over by the police while driving, the best way to handle is to be pleasant and not be argumentative. You listen to the officer as to why he pulled over. Being belligerent and non-cooperative will only lead…more
The movie Seven taught me that the seven deadly sins are wrath, greed, sloth, pride, lust, envy, and gluttony. It also taught me not to open up any boxes delivered by a truck in any desolate place. Seriously, there are many…more
Why a Plan Review Shouldn't Be Treated Like a Trip to the Dentist.
Why it should and needs to be less painful than a trip to the dentist.
When it comes to their health, people dread going to the dentist. I dread…more
When it comes to their health, people dread going to the dentist. I dread going to the dentist and I only have one cavity. What gets people afraid of the dentist is the fear of the unknown, that somehow they will discover the…more
A snippet from my forthcoming Kindle e-book, “How to Succeed in the 401(k) Plan Business (and 401(k)’d: A Life)”:
I always say that the main reason that I don’t want to have employees is because I was an employee once…more
With the Holiday season about to start, we know that the end of the year will soon follow. While plan participants maybe more concerned about holiday shopping or the firm’s annual holiday party, it’s a great and necessary…more
I have been a New York Giants football since the days of Ray Perkins, Brad Van Pelt, and Joe Danelo and actually attended my first game where the G-Men beat the Packers.
It reminded me of a client my third party…more
In our lives, there are times when we have two important choices. It’s Coke vs. Pepsi, Mac vs. PC, Xbox vs. PlayStation (sorry Nintendo), Star Wars vs. Star Trek, and Marvel vs. DC. In the 401(k) space, it’s always bundled vs…more
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