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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The Benefits of Auto-Enrollment

To attract the best employees, you need to have a great benefits package.  Besides offering insurance, having an employee retirement plan is an excellent incentive for retaining top talent.  Having a retirement plan with auto-enrollment provides great benefits to both...

How Does Profit Sharing Work?

When it comes to offering retirement benefits to your employees, you have more options than just offering a 401k.  So, how does profit sharing work? Profit sharing can be a great option for employers who want to give their employees a little extra towards retirement,...

How To Grow The Family Business

In 1921, William and Salie Utz began selling potato chips, hand-cooked in their home kitchen, packaged in brown paper bags. Today, Utz Potato Chips is the leading conglomerate in the snack food industry.  In today's market, about 90% of American businesses are...

What Happens In A 401(k) Audit?

Yes, 401(k)s can be audited.  But, before you race to your file cabinet to find your records, let us explain what this means and we'll dive into what happens in a 401(k) audit. Federal law requires that 401(k)s and other types of retirement plans to be audited.  The...
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 101: Non-Discrimination Testing

Retirement 101: Non-Discrimination Testing

  There are a lot of benefits that come with a 401(k) retirement savings plan. Not only is it a great incentive to retain employees, but it's a great way to plan for retirement and save on taxes. However, because of the substantial tax benefits that go with a...

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How the SECURE Act Effects 401(k)s

How the SECURE Act Effects 401(k)s

How The SECURE Act Affects 401(k)s Recently, Congress passed one of the largest changes to the retirement plan industry in a decade. The Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act, also known as The SECURE Act, has been years in the making. The SECURE...

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What it Means to be a Prudent Investment Steward

What it Means to be a Prudent Investment Steward

The most heavily scrutinized fiduciary duty of a plan sponsor is its role as an Investment Steward, which also extends to members of the plan’s investment committee, trustees, and anyone else who is involved in the oversight of investment decisions for the plan....

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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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