DOL Fiduciary: Outsourcing Offers Small Firms a Lifeboat
The primary focus for smaller plan sponsors looking to comply with the DOL fiduciary rule will likely be on mitigating risks through outsourcing.
Annuities in 401(k) Plans Could Benefit From GAO Report
A Government Accountability Office recommendation may allay plan sponsors’ fears of liability if they offer annuities in 401(k)s.
Pensions Fly Only If You Believe They Can
What’s happening with the pension fund for firefighters and police in Dallas illustrates why bank runs happen, and why they’re so hard to stop.
Community Property: When Federal-State IRA Rules Collide
Sorting out the state community property rules and IRS rules on beneficiary designations in retirement accounts.
Self-Directed IRAs: Avoiding DOL Fiduciary Rule Liability
The DOL fiduciary rule could increase the use of self-directed IRAs, but the role of the advisor does not end once a client chooses one.
GRAT Valuation Discounts Disappearing Soon
Clients have a short window to use valuation discounts for transfers of interest in family businesses under Treasury’s current rules.
3 Trends Yield Great Prospects for Retirement Plan Advisors
Lawsuits, DOL fiduciary rule and a spate of bad news on active funds yield an unbelievable environment for new business. Here's how to take advantage.
The No-Taxes Retirement Plan Distribution Strategy
There is a variety of circumstances under which a client can take tax-free (or reduced tax) distributions from a retirement plan.
The Me Generation Becomes the Investing Generation
Boomers get no respect but should get renewed attention from advisors, since even in retirement their assets are growing.
3 IRA Transactions Exempt From DOL Fiduciary Level Fee Rule
There are three recommendations that are fiduciary in nature and automatically result in prohibited transactions under DOL's fiduciary rule, and they all involve IRAs.