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You can’t be everybody for everything

I have written many articles on the fiduciary warranty and how that is a deceptive practice in my mind because plan sponsors assume that this warranty protects them a lot more than in the very limited circumstances that it actually does. When I first wrote an ...

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The Death of Ben’s Best

I’ve seen so many stores close over the years like Toys R’ Us and Blockbuster Video, but nothing hit more close to home than the death of Ben’s Best Kosher Deli in Rego Park.   I’ve seen so many Kosher delis die over the years, but it usually woul...

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2 For Chicago: Two great 401(k) advisor events and a Cubs game and Happy Hour

I’m very proud to announce that The 401(k) Conference will emanate from the friendly confines from...

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What Were They Thinking #51 The Arch Deluxe

When does a burger become a flop? When it costs $300 million, which is what the Arch Deluxe did. &nb...

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Don’t discount offering participants at least an education

Advisors ask me all the time of the role of education in participant-directed 401(k) plans. Particip...

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Don’t pick a provider just because it’s popular/big

When picking a retirement plan provider whether it’s a third party administrator (TPA) or financia...

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Keep Those Beneficiary Information On File and Updated

As a plan sponsor, it should be obvious that you need to keep all beneficiary forms on file and make...

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Empathy goes a long way

When I started my law firm about 8 years ago, I had already had a marketing guru who was handling my...

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Matrix sued over Vantage Benefits

If you’ve learned anything from me, just realize that anyone can be sued for anything. All you nee...

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You see how large 401(k) providers can treat their employees

I love Clint Eastwood movies and one favorite is “In The Line of Fire’.  John Malkovich is play...