Category Archives: retirement plan education

How to manage your 401k plan risk while helping employees retire

Managing Unnecessary 401k plan risk and Potential Liability Do you know how many employees are on track to retire at the normal retirement age? If not, why should you care? Attorney Marcia Wagner¹ said in a recent webinar that “employers … Continue reading

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6 Questions to Ask Your 401(k) Advisor to Know What Kind You Have

Being registered to sell investments does not mean that you know anything about a 401(k) other than it has investments. Some advisors to plans are investment generalists and not 401(k) savvy. The few advisors that focus on 401(k)s primarily focus … Continue reading

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401k Review- Do your 401k providers help manage your risk or increase it?

      Let’s face it we all hate regulation, especially when it means more work in areas that we aren’t expert in. Recently I talked with a general practitioner physician about her 401(k) plan. She first explained that she already had … Continue reading

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401k reviews and fast food menus

When we go to McDonald’s, most of us don’t expect to get healthy food. McDonalds serves kids and adults. We go there because it is quick, convenient and offers a fun experience for those of us with kids. McDonald’s does … Continue reading

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Assets under management or participants on track to retire- What matters to the DOL?

      or      I worked for years on the manufacturer’s side of the fence in the auto industry. I never understood why so many manufacturers wanted to tout we’re number one. Do sales figures equate to safest or highest quality … Continue reading

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