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A Last Minute 5 Point Checklist Once You’ve Decided Whether to Convert to a Roth

    A Last Minute 5 Point Checklist Once You’ve Decided Whether to Convert to a Roth

After you’ve done your preliminary analysis and are ready to pull the switch to convert, there’s one more thing you need to do. Actually, there are five more things to do, and we present them in this concise checklist.

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5 Reasons to Convert to a Roth

    5 Reasons to Convert to a Roth

The growing popularity of using Roths makes converting to them an option worth considering. Here are five reasons to convert to a Roth, four of which you rarely read about.

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401k Rollovers: To Roth or Not to Roth – 7 Fiduciary Questions

    401k Rollovers: To Roth or Not to Roth – 7 Fiduciary Questions

According to the Investment Company Institute, only 1.9% of all Roth IRAs are rollovers. Why aren’t more opting to rollover into Roths?

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7 “It Depends” Reasons to Avoid Converting to a Roth

    7 “It Depends” Reasons to Avoid Converting to a Roth

There’s more to converting than meets the eye. It all depends on several factors you might not be things about (but should). Just in case you might have missed one, we’ve provided you a list to quickly scan.

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What’s the Immediate Impact of the DOL Fiduciary Rule on Current IRA Holders and Future Rollovers?

    What’s the Immediate Impact of the DOL Fiduciary Rule on Current IRA Holders and Future Rollovers?

Just because the new Rule won’t be enforced until January doesn’t mean retirement savers can’t take advantage of it. This does, however, require individuals become self-reliance and look out for their own good. But how is that any different for all other consumer decisions?

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How the Media and Markets Conspire to Thwart Retirement Savers

    How the Media and Markets Conspire to Thwart Retirement Savers

Thanks in part to media reporting, retirement savers objectives are often misplaced. Striving for a high return or outpacing a particular index does not make for a successful retirement savings strategy.

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401k Plan Sponsors Need to Know the Good, the Bad, and Why TDFs are So Popular

    401k Plan Sponsors Need to Know the Good, the Bad, and Why TDFs are So Popular

With the pain of the Target Date Fund 2008/09 market crash debacle still lingering in the mind, to best assess the potential fiduciary liability inherent in TDFs – no matter what safes harbors were promised by the PPA – it’s critical that 401k plan sponsors understand what’s good about them, what’s bad about them, and just why they’re so popular.

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