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Are Fiduciary Risks Worth Putting Commodities In Retirement Plans?

    Are Fiduciary Risks Worth Putting Commodities In Retirement Plans?

There’s not a sin in listening to radio shows sponsored by those selling gold and silver. It’s quite another thing to actually act on their “recommendation.”

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Exclusive Interview: Spencer Williams Says Post Separation Leakage “A Huge Problem”

    Exclusive Interview: Spencer Williams Says Post Separation Leakage “A Huge Problem”

In theory, 401k plans were always intended to be highly portable, but that’s not what happened. “Portability” only evolved to the extent that the most-attractive balances were picked off and rolled over to IRAs, and everyone else was left holding the bag.

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Should A 401k Plan Sponsor Take On The Additional Fiduciary Liability Associated With Retirees?

    Should A 401k Plan Sponsor Take On The Additional Fiduciary Liability Associated With Retirees?

The decision to retain and service company retirees appears (at first blush at least) to be a no-brainer. But that includes a very important assumption.

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How Do You Prep For The Coming IRA Rollover Fiduciary Rule?

    How Do You Prep For The Coming IRA Rollover Fiduciary Rule?

In a nutshell, what was initially considered a “pick me because you like me” decision on the part of the prospect has been reframed as a “pick me because I sold you investments” decision. It’s a subtle distinction, but it drives the difference between a fiduciary act and a non-fiduciary act.

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Exclusive Interview: Larry Starr Explains “Galactically Stupid,” 3% Math, and More!

    Exclusive Interview: Larry Starr Explains “Galactically Stupid,” 3% Math, and More!

Interested to know why small plans are different? What the dumbest retirement idea in the past 10 years was? What the most successful concept was? Read all about it in this article.

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Exclusive Interview: Nevin Adams on “Fake Research” and Underreported Good News

    Exclusive Interview: Nevin Adams on “Fake Research” and Underreported Good News

When is a “problem” not really a problem? And what can be better than success, even if no one knows about it.

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Plan Loans Address and Avoid Hardships – Today and Tomorrow!

    Plan Loans Address and Avoid Hardships – Today and Tomorrow!

What’s the Goal? Last I heard it was preparation for retirement via tax preferred savings … but, looking around at what is typical industry practice, perhaps I have it all wrong.

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DOL Updates Fiduciary Rule Guidelines – What Changed?

    DOL Updates Fiduciary Rule Guidelines – What Changed?

Although the Rule appears to be directed primarily at service providers, plan sponsors still have a fiduciary duty to monitor plan compliance, and that includes complying with the demands of this new rule.

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What Fiduciaries Learned About 401k Retirement Saving Over These Last 12 Months

    What Fiduciaries Learned About 401k Retirement Saving Over These Last 12 Months

Because things happened so fast, everyday folks could see in real time how long-term financial systems unfold. In the end, this may have been the greatest lesson of all, and it came courtesy of living in the real-world economic laboratory that was 2020.

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Why The 401k Fiduciary Can No Longer Remain Apathetic Concerning PEPs

    Why The 401k Fiduciary Can No Longer Remain Apathetic Concerning PEPs

You might think you can ignore PEPs. And you might be in for a surprise.

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