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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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...

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,...

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....

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...
5 Unique and Creative Employee Benefits

5 Unique and Creative Employee Benefits

For most people, landing a new job is not just about how much money they're going to make, but about the employee benefits they'll receive.  According to research from Glassdoor, 57% of people said benefits and perks are among their top considerations before they...

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Tax Credits for 401ks for Small Business Owners

Tax Credits for 401ks for Small Business Owners

A lot has changed in the last few months for small businesses, but one of the positive changes we've seen comes from the SECURE Act. Previously, employers who had implemented a 401(k) plan for their company received a flat $500 tax-credit, which wasn't enough of an...

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Should You Establish A 4 Day Work-Week?

Should You Establish A 4 Day Work-Week?

As employers, there are a lot of things on our minds consistently. How do we increase productivity? How do we retain our workers and keep them happy? How do we become more profitable? There’s been a trending topic that claims to address each of these issues, so we...

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Do I Need a Financial Advisor for a 401K?

Do I Need a Financial Advisor for a 401K?

You might be wondering if you need a financial advisor for your 401(k). Many employers, especially small business owners, are hard at work managing their own business and working closely with their customers or clients. A financial advisor can help you tackle the...

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Contribution Limits You Need to Know

Contribution Limits You Need to Know

What types of things should you be thinking about? Employees Can Add More Money to Their IRA's and 401k'sThe IRS will allow employees to contribute up to $19,500 for 401k's. That's up from $19,000 in 2019. Employees 50 or older can contribute an additional $6500....

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Retirement 101: Vesting

Retirement 101: Vesting

Retirement plans are not a "one size fits all," and there are a variety of programs for you to choose from. However, it is imperative to go over your specific employer's retirement options and understand their particular requirements and how they match up with your...

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A Retirement Plan for Any Company

A Retirement Plan for Any Company

If you are considering a retirement plan for your business, a payroll deduction IRA is the simplest option. No plan documents are needed. As an employer, you have no filing requirements, and you do not make contributions. What could be simpler than that? A payroll...

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Retirement 101: What Is a Record Keeper?

Retirement 101: What Is a Record Keeper?

When looking through retirement packages, you may notice that there are not only a lot of options, but there are a lot of people that are involved with the whole process. Understanding these different individual roles and the functions they play in your overall...

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Debunking Your Biggest 401k Fears

Debunking Your Biggest 401k Fears

  Starting a new 401(k) match plan can be daunting. So many impactful questions arise when the time comes for a business to consider adding this benefit. If you find yourself thinking more and more about a 401(k) match, keeping the facts straight is important....

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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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