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Yearly Archives: 2018

Why Should You Diversify?

As 2019 approaches, and with US stocks outperforming non-US stocks in recent years, some investors have again turned their attention towards the role that global diversification plays in their portfolios. For the five-year period ending October 31, 2018, the S&P 500 Index had an annualized return of 11.34% while the MSCI World ex USA Index […]

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2019 Contribution Limits

New 2019 Retirement Plan Contribution Limits!

The IRS has announced cost of living adjustments affecting dollar limitations for pension plans and other retirement-related items for tax year 2019. For company retirement plans, the most recognized highlight is the 401(k) contribution limit increase to $19,000 for the new year. Review the full list of contribution limit changes below!   This commentary on […]

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a guide to understanding 401(k) loans

Plan Sponsor Guide: Understanding 401(k) Loans

The recent enactment of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (TCJA) makes changes to 401(k) loan repayment options, which should prompt plan sponsors and plan administrators to re-evaluate their existing loan program, processes and procedures.  This article will provide an overview of the loan provision and offer a list of considerations that plan […]

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DOL Fiduciary Rule

The DOL Fiduciary Rule is Dead, but You’re Still a Fiduciary

On June 21, 2018, the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals vacated the requirements of the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Conflict of Interest Rule—more commonly referred to as the “DOL Fiduciary Rule”—thus killing the rule entirely. Despite this news, the death of the DOL Fiduciary Rule does not alleviate a plan sponsor from being a […]

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How Much Should I Save Every Month?

Infographic: How Much Should I Save Every Month?

“How Much Should I Save Every Month?” It’s a question that doesn’t always present an easy answer, especially with a variety of financial goals and timelines. Fortunately, our latest infographic should serve as an excellent guide on how to prioritize everything from saving for retirement to paying down credit card debt. We’ll also suggest some […]

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