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The problem with loans

When I draft a new 401(k) plan for a client, I’ll recommend a loan provision even though it can be...

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How To Avoid A DoL 401k Audit

There are many reasons for plan sponsors to do everything possible to avoid a Department of Labor (D...

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Your 401k Plan’s Emotional Bank Account

Stephen Covey was an American author, educator, businessman and public speaker who passed away in 20...

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Being a Plan Sponsor is all about the Process

Imagine a diet where it doesn’t matter how much weight you lost. Imagine a golf game that wasn’t...

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The Partial Termination is the plan termination you don’t see

Plan terminations require a resolution to terminate and the full vesting of employer continuation fo...

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Make Sure Your Plan Design isn’t inefficient

When you start fixing up the house and replacing appliances or items like the front door or the roof...

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Keeping up appearances

They always say that you should never judge a book by its cover, I agree every time I look in the mi...

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What’s The Right 401k Contribution Rate?

The most frequent question I receive from 401k participants is, “How much should I contribute?” ...

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Beware of plan providers bearing gifts

When it comes to selecting and retaining plan providers, what you have to do as a plan sponsor is to...

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Check those plan provider credentials

Whenever I hear about someone getting caught with lying about their resume or credentials, I am alwa...