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The Unintended Consequences of the Fiduciary Rule #4: Grandma won’t have a broker

Aside from my wife and children, my favorite person of all time was my maternal grandmother Rose. Sh...

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The Fiduciary Rule isn’t the 11th Plague, you can predict that

I’ve heard so many negative things about the impact that the fiduciary rule will have on the retir...

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Furnish those documents to Plan Participants or Pay Through The Nose

Plan sponsors should understand that under ERISA, plan participants are entitled to certain disclosu...

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Interview: Sheri Fitts, ShoeFitts Marketing

I’ve always said that marketing is one of the things out there that can help retirement plan provi...

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DOL Issues Form 2016 5500 and Increases Penalties

I believe that one of the great breakthroughs over the past few years has been the mandatory e-filin...

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President Trump and The Fiduciary Rule

While everyone is trying to get used to the term President-Elect Donald J. Trump, anyone remotely co...

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States’ Plans doesn’t mean they’re coming for yours

Thanks to Department of Labor guidance that allows states to get in the retirement plan business and...

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The perils of too much choice in participant directed plans

One of the claims in those class action 403(b) lawsuits against universities is a claim that it is a...

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Interview: Alvin Rapp, RPG Consultants

About 8 years ago, I was invited by a Manhattan stockbroker to speak at a plan sponsor event and mor...

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Robo-Advisors are great until they’re not

When I think of Robo-advisor, why do I think of the robot from Lost in Space? Seriously Robo-advisor...