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5 Reasons Why It’s Better to Benchmark Based on Personalized GOT Return Requirement Instead of Any Particular Market Return

    5 Reasons Why It’s Better to Benchmark Based on Personalized GOT Return Requirement Instead of Any Particular Market Return

All the preceding reasons logically lead to this one undeniable truth: You either meet your goal or you don’t. All other methods of measurement, all other forms of calculations, all other arbitrary comparisons fail to stand up to this simple, common-sense, metric.

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Depending on Your Age, This Will Protect You from a Social Security FAIL

    Depending on Your Age, This Will Protect You from a Social Security FAIL

No one need place themselves in a “Blanche DuBois Scenario.” Each has the ability, no matter their station in life, to seize control over their own destiny. This applies to retirement as much as anything else. This article offers five specific ideas each to three typical age groups trying to protect themselves against the potential loss of Social Security benefits.

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Conflicts of Interest

Self-Dealing Ban Eliminates Greatest Fiduciary Conflict-of-Interest

    Self-Dealing Ban Eliminates Greatest Fiduciary Conflict-of-Interest

The definition of “conflict-of-interest” has become so broadly defined as to render it useless. It’s better to focus on the one conflict-of-interest that, with very limited exceptions, fiduciaries have had to outright ban for centuries. Ironically, in contrast to this precedent, it remains the one conflict-of-interest the DOL expressly permits.

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Due Diligence

Yes, Separately Managed 401k Account Pose Risks to Plan Sponsors, But These Steps Can Reduce Their Fiduciary Liability

    Yes, Separately Managed 401k Account Pose Risks to Plan Sponsors, But These Steps Can Reduce Their Fiduciary Liability

“As more employees find their 401k accounts growing to more than one million dollars, there will be a greater desire for employees to gain greater control over their own future. Plan sponsors should become more aware of the consequences of providing these kinds of options and how best to mitigate the liability risk associated with them.”

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What if the DOL Wrote the Rules of Golf?

    What if the DOL Wrote the Rules of Golf?

Don Trone offers an amusing take on a current issue of interest.

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