What Biden’s Tax Proposals Mean to Your Financial Plan

By  Nicholas Economos, CRPS® and Miaciah Manuel, CFP®   Key Points Thinking with a tax mindset: While changes in taxes aren’t a certainty, if they do happen, investors should increasingly consider thinking about their financial plan and portfolios with a tax mindset. Changes in policy should trigger changes in behavior: The recently proposed changes would affect…

2020 IRS Contribution Limits for Retirement Plans

By Nicholas Economos, CRPS® Earlier this month, the Internal Revenue Service announced cost‑of‑living adjustments and increased retirement plan contribution limits for tax year 2020. The IRS raised the 401(k) contribution limit by $500 to $19,500, but the limit on contributions to individual retirement accounts remains $6,000. For plan participants aged 50 and over, the 401(k) catch-up contribution limit will also…

Creating Financial Plans To Spark Retirement Joy

By Miaciah Manuel, CFP®, Fiduciary Financial Advisor Our last post on The Fiduciary Advisor blog talked about decluttering and organizing our finances Marie Kondo style to spark joy. Most of us enjoy talking about our dreams and values, but financial planning to realize our dreams can be stressful without a straightforward approach. To this end, we recently presented…

Four Tips To Boost Your Employees’ Retirement Outlook

As many employees look ahead to retirement, 47% of workers feel somewhat confident that they’ll have enough money saved to retire on time and then live comfortably.1 However, forward-thinking employers have the ability to help their employees work toward a confident and happy retirement. According to the 2018 Retirement Confidence Survey from the Employee Benefit…

Risky Business: Why Plan Governance Matters

Participant-driven lawsuits are on the rise, and employers are facing heightened scrutiny of the way they manage their retirement plans. In today’s continually-evolving regulatory and legal environment, it’s more important than ever to make sure your organization’s retirement plan is both effective and compliant. A well-structured retirement plan governance program can help you pursue these…