Tom Stedman

Associate Wealth Management Consultant

Financial Planning » Long-Term Care Month: The Costs

December 07, 2020 | Retirement Plans

Long-Term Care (LTC) not only requires logistical planning, but also careful cost consideration. In our last post, we detailed the specifics of who may need LTC and what kind, and now we’re digging into the cost of preparing yourselves for these types of substantial costs. Based on information …

Tom Stedman

Associate Wealth Management Consultant

Financial Planning » Long-Term Care Month: What You Need to Know

November 25, 2020 | Retirement Plans

November is National Long-Term Care Awareness Month. With the holiday season right around the corner and many discussions to be had around the dinner table (or Zoom call) with your loved ones, now is the perfect time to learn about long-term care and begin the conversation with your family. …

Library » Investing Cash Balance Plan Assets

September 13, 2020 | Retirement Plans

Cash Balance plans are the fastest growing segment of the qualified retirement plan marketplace. At the end of 2001, there were 1,477 Cash Balance plans in the United States, representing 3% of all Defined Benefit plans, while at the end of 2017 there were 18,698 (excluding single-participant …

James Esposito

Qualified Plans Consultant

Library » Profit Sharing Allocation Methods - The Better Part of Discretion

May 13, 2020 | Retirement Plans

Most Profit Sharing/401(k) Plan sponsors have the basic understanding that the plan contributions must not discriminate in favor of the owners and other highly paid participants over non-owners and non-highly paid participants. Many business owners interpret this to mean “I can’t contribute more …

James Esposito

Qualified Plans Consultant

Library » What is a Cash Balance Plan?

April 03, 2020 | Retirement Plans

Cash Balance Plans have been around for many years, but were fraught with controversy stemming from age-discrimination lawsuits brought against plan sponsors who converted their traditional Defined Benefit (DB) Plans to Cash Balance Plans. It was not until the passage of the Pension Protection …

Library » Avoiding the Bull Market Glide Trap: Is Your Plan’s Target Date Solution Taking Too Much Risk?

March 09, 2020 | Retirement Plans

You often hear people say ‘what a difference a day makes’ to highlight how quickly things can change. When it comes to the stock market, it may be better said ‘what a difference a decade makes’. Investors over the past 20 years have experienced a wide range of markets starting with the ‘lost decade’ …