Simplifying Retirement

Setting up retirement plans can seem complex and intimidating. Follow along with us as we simplify the process, define terminology, reiterate important deadlines, and find solutions in an easy to understand method.

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What Is An HCE And How Does It Affect Your 401k Plan?

Many employers offer 401k plans to their employees for varying reasons. However, the major incentive for starting one is the plan's tax deferral benefits, which allow high contribution limits. The current contribution limit for 2021 reaches up to $19,500 for employees...

Should ESG Investments Be Included In A 401k?

The topic of adding ESG investments inside of a 401k plans has been a popular topic as of late. On March 10, 2021, the U.S. Department of Labor announced its endorsement of two rules which had been on hold under the Trump administration. The first rule that will not...

Employer Tax Benefits of a 401k

The 401k plan is among the most popular employer-sponsored retirement benefits plans in the United States. Data indicates that there were approximately 600,000 401k plans in 2020, with about 60 million active contributors.  In this article, we’ll discuss employer tax...

Simple IRA vs. 401k | The Pitfalls of a Simple IRA

Choosing between a Simple IRA vs. a 401k can be overwhelming. After all, the plan that you choose will determine the trajectory of your small business going forward. Among other things, your decision for a retirement plan will determine your: Own retirement prospects...
Should ESG Investments Be Included In A 401k?

Should ESG Investments Be Included In A 401k?

The topic of adding ESG investments inside of a 401k plans has been a popular topic as of late. On March 10, 2021, the U.S. Department of Labor announced its endorsement of two rules which had been on hold under the Trump administration. The first rule that will not...

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Employer Tax Benefits of a 401k

Employer Tax Benefits of a 401k

The 401k plan is among the most popular employer-sponsored retirement benefits plans in the United States. Data indicates that there were approximately 600,000 401k plans in 2020, with about 60 million active contributors.  In this article, we’ll discuss employer tax...

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Simple IRA vs. 401k | The Pitfalls of a Simple IRA

Simple IRA vs. 401k | The Pitfalls of a Simple IRA

Choosing between a Simple IRA vs. a 401k can be overwhelming. After all, the plan that you choose will determine the trajectory of your small business going forward. Among other things, your decision for a retirement plan will determine your: Own retirement prospects...

read more
How To Get Your Employer To Add A 401k Plan

How To Get Your Employer To Add A 401k Plan

Once upon a time, many employees working at private companies depended on a traditional, defined-based pension from their employer.  These days, many are pondering how to get their employer to offer a 401k plan. In 1978, 401(k) plans were created as a supplement to...

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The Pitfalls To NOT Having A 401k Offering

The Pitfalls To NOT Having A 401k Offering

In January 2021 it seemed that everyone you ran into on the street was discussing the latest developments in the stock market. The experience was rather jarring for some. There has always been a class of people that meddles in the stock market, but it seemed that...

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Introducing the QACA Safe Harbor 401k

Introducing the QACA Safe Harbor 401k

As an employer, there are two general goals attempting to be met when starting a retirement plan.  Either to retain and recruit high quality employees, or to save money on taxes while saving for your own retirement. For most, the Safe Harbor 401k is an easy way to...

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Should You Offer a 401k Plan or Health Plan First?

Should You Offer a 401k Plan or Health Plan First?

As an employer, making the decision whether you should choose a 401k plan or a group health plan can be a difficult one. Employees have similar characteristics like consumers, and they value benefits from the company they choose to work for.  Before accepting a job,...

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Which One Is Best?  SEP IRA vs. Solo 401k

Which One Is Best? SEP IRA vs. Solo 401k

The number of self-employed Americans is rising by the day. According to Gallup, 30% of American workers were self-employed.  Being self-employed doesn't mean you'll fail to benefit from the tax benefits that formal employees get as conventional retirement plans....

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401k 101:  What is a vesting schedule?

401k 101: What is a vesting schedule?

401k's are a great way for employees to save up for retirement, and part of being a successful business owner is to understand how they work.  One aspect of 401k's you should be familiar with is "vesting".  This article will give a brief outline of vesting and its...

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Retirement Plan Options

Traditional 401K
  • Allows the owner to mold the plan around the goals of the company.
  • Can create your own matching and vesting schedule.
  • Multiple Investment Options.
  • Choice of Record Keeper.
  • Both Pre-tax and Roth options inside the plan.
  • Compliance and administration Support.

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Safe Harbor 401K
  • Allows the owner to maximize contributions without relying on high employee participation.
  • “Turn-key” matching and vesting options for easy compliance testing.
  • Multiple Investment Options.
  • Both Pre-tax and Roth Options inside the plan.
  • Choice of Record Keeper.
  • Compliance and adminstration Support

IMPORTANT DEADLINE: If you want to start a Safe Harbor 401(k)s before the end of the year, there is a deadline of October 1st.

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Simple IRA
  • “Turn-key” matching and vesting options.
  • Pre-tax contributions only.
  • Multiple Investment Options.
  • Your choice of employment qualification into the plan.
  • No administration costs.

IMPORTANT DEADLINE: If you want to start a Simple IRA before the end of the year, there is a deadline of October 1st.

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Individual 401K
  • Will allow the owner to contribute 100% of your income up to a certain point.
  • Allows the company to match your contribution.
  • Multiple Investment Options.
  • Choice of Pre-tax or Roth Contributions.
  • Compliance Support

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SEP IRA
  • Allows the owner to contribute up to 25% of your income.
  • All contributions are pre-tax.
  • Employee contributions are NOT allowed. (employer must do same amount of contribution as their own)
  • Multiple Investment Options.
  • Compliance Support

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Payroll Deducted IRA
  • Gives your company the feel of a retirement plan for your employees, even if you’re not quite ready for a 401k.
  • Allows your employees to contribute towards retirement straight out of their paycheck.
  • Choice of Pre-tax or Roth contributions.
  • Matching contributions from the employer are not required.
  • Easy online portal for the employer to submit employee contributions.
  • No administration or compliance required.

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