I am a fan of the original Highlander movie with Christopher Lambert and Sean Connery. The subsequent sequels and television series make the cannon of the series nonsensical, but I do love the original. Maybe it’s because of...more
Does your 401(k) plan pay higher than average fees? Do you have more than one qualified plan?
A number of recent reports indicate why you may receive special scrutiny if your plan is selected for audit or...more
Congressional hearings on the status of the Social Security system and studies on workers’ retirement readiness have sparked interest in lifetime income solutions from defined contribution plans. ...more
Years ago B.K. (before kids), I took weekly golf lessons. While it never showed on the golf course, I was developing a nice game. I took lessons with a curmudgeon golf pro named Kenny and the lessons were at a golf store....more
George Carlin said that all you need in life is a place for your stuff. Carlin said that all a house really is; is a place for your stuff. When it comes to being a retirement plan sponsor, retirement plan sponsors need a...more
From time to time, we hear about threats to the Social Security System – even talk about eliminating it for younger workers. Some reports indicate that about half of Americans have less than $10,000 in savings, while other...more
Would you leave money on the table for the government to take instead? Would you not maximize your retirement savings because your accountant or third party administrator (TPA) told you that you had to give the same amounts...more
Many plan sponsors have selected so-called “target date” funds as the default investment under the plan sponsor’s 401(k) or other qualified plan. A target date fund is one that includes investments in different asset classes...more
American Taxpayer Relief Act extends the existing, limited in-plan Roth conversion option to all amounts under plans that allow elective deferrals, including those amounts not yet eligible for distribution.
Employers and plan sponsors must comply with numerous filing and notice deadlines for their retirement and health and welfare plans. Failure to comply with these deadlines can result in costly penalties and excise taxes. To...more
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