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How do you eat an Elephant?

As I’ve absorbed all the noise and information surrounding the DOL Fiduciary Rules, the age old jo...

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Roth 401k, Pre-Tax 401k, Or Both?

401k plan participants often wonder whether they should contribute their hard-earned money to a Roth...

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There is only one common thread about bad 401(k)

I always say one of the beauties of retirement plans is not one is alike. They are like snow flakes ...

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Saying Everyone Is Doing It Is No Excuse

A big part of my practice is assisting financial advisors, third party administration (TPA) firms, a...

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Cash Balance Plan Investing in 2016 and Beyond

Times have changed dramatically in the Cash Balance plan investment world and those who aren’t kee...

Florence Henderson as Carol Brady and Robert Reed as Mike Brady in the Brady Brunch episode, "Getting Davy Jones." Original air date, December 10, 1971. Season 3, episode 12.  Image is a screen grab. Copyright ©1971 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. Credit: CBS Photo Archive.

The IRS Voluntary Compliance Program Is Like Your Parents

As a child, you’re usually told by your parents that they just want to hear the truth and that...

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About 35 Proprietary Fund Lawsuits

There are at least 35 lawsuits against plan providers using in-house mutual funds in their own 401(k...

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How Your 401(k) Participants Can Use Active Management

A passive portfolio management approach is appropriate for many 401(k) plan participants. But indexi...

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Plan Sponsors Should Know Their “Hat” as Retirement Plan Fiduciaries

I love baseball jerseys and I also love New Era on-field Major League Baseball hats. Speaking of hat...

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Mutual Fund Company TPAs, Distribution, and The Issues Today

In England, many of the top pubs are owned by British breweries because watering holes are an effect...