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How Are You Paying the Company’s Retirement Plan Expenses?

How Are You Paying the Company’s Retirement Plan Expenses?

Retirement plans such as 401(k)’s and profit sharing plans are an excellent way for small business owners and their employees to save for retirement.  As with any type of service, there are costs associated with providing a retirement plan.  These costs, or a large portion of these costs, are normally paid as a percentage of a participant’s account balance.  This discussion will examine the traditional way small businesses have paid for retirement plan expenses, explore some alternative methods, and analyze the long term impact the differing fee structures can have on retirement accounts.

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Does a Roth IRA Conversion Make Sense for You?

Does a Roth IRA Conversion Make Sense for You?

With the introduction of the Roth IRA beginning in 1998, investors were given the ability to make contributions with after-tax dollars while foregoing any tax deductions from income on the front end. In exchange they received tax-free growth on contributions and earnings with the ability to make tax-free withdrawals.

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Nobody Knows Anything

Nobody Knows Anything

At times like these when you try to comprehend what is going on around you, I go back to take some solace in advice from one of the men that would be on the Mount Rushmore (pardon the analogy) of investments.

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Add “Brexit” To The Long List of Uncertainty

Add “Brexit” To The Long List of Uncertainty

We’ve battled with a lot of uncertainty lately, and always will.  For if it is not “Brexit”, it is things like rapidly falling oil prices, oil spills, Greek worry, US debt downgrades, taper tantrums, Ebola, China worries or subprime mortgages.  This is just the newest uncertainty and there will be another in the future we can’t even predict.

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Financial Planning for College Grads

Financial Planning for College Grads

Graduation season is upon us and many of our children are leaving college and preparing to venture out on their own.  Many professors, counselors and parents have been giving them advice on highly academic pursuits for a while now.  However, probably less time has been spent on practical advice to prepare them for their individual financial lives.  Because it is a path everyone must cross, here are a few financial lessons we would teach our new grads to prepare them for the next phase of their life.

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