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patience

All you need is just a little patience

I always talk about my open-door policy with financial advisors and third party advisors where I will help these plan providers out without me actively seeking their business. I kind of have that liberty because it’s my law practice and I don’t have the st...

SEC

Take extra precaution for COVID distributions

The Securities and Exchange Commission is urging professionals to take extra steps to ensure the safety of investors’ assets.   The SEC is encouraging firms to “review and make any necessary changes to their policies and procedures around disbursement...

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Free recordkeeping and you

Several of the large bundled providers are offering free recordkeeping for parts of next year if pla...

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The Bonus Problem

When I first started as an ERISA attorney, I worked for a kind man named Harvey Berman in 1998, work...

clerks

Dealing with clients isn’t one size fits all

I believe that in this business, there isn’t a one size fits all. That deals with 3(38) advisors, ...

ESG

ESG reminds me of Target Date funds, for a reason

Environmental, Social, and Corporate Governance (ESG) funds are a hot potato item as the Department ...

PEP c omics

Want your own PEP? Think again

As an ERISA attorney an ERISA 3(16) administrator, I’ve been asked by many clients, advisory firms...

grudge

Don’t let grudges get in the way of doing right

I always joke that I get rid of old grudges to make way for new ones. Recently, an advisor asked abo...

doyourrjob

You still need to do your job

Our world has been turned upside down by COVID. Even with me, I had to put all my live conferences o...

kirk

Avoid the No-Win Situation

Captain Kirk didn’t believe in the no-win situation, he learned the hard way in Star Trek II: Wrat...