Good Financial Reads: Considering Retirement Plans

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October 08, 2021

Considering retirement plans

Nonqualified Deferred Compensation Plans - Everything You Need To Know

by Danny Michael, Satori Wealth Management

A deferred compensation plan is a retirement plan that allows employees to defer some of their compensation to a later date. Common types you may already be familiar with are 401(k) and 403(b) plans. If you are a key employee, however, your employer may offer one or more nonqualified deferred compensation plans (NQDC’s).

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Maximize the Use of Your Retirement Plans

by Joe Morgan, Best Financial Life

I know retirement plans can be confusing, but they are very powerful tools for saving in a tax optimized way.

The Popular Way

Make tax deductible contributions to your 401k, 403b or other retirement plan.

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Target Date Funds: Pros & Cons

by Robert Stoll, Financial Design Studio

Target date funds are a popular way to invest money these days.  You usually find these funds within your company’s 401(k) plan or maybe your children’s 529 college savings plans.  They are often called something like “target date 2040.” The year is tied to the timeframe of your goal.

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The Mysterious TIAA Traditional Annuity

by Jim Bradley, Penobscot Financial Advisors

Any firm that works as extensively with a higher education clientele as we do needs to become familiar with one of the most interesting life insurance and annuity companies out there, the Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association, or TIAA.

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Retirement Accounts for Self Employed Individuals

by Scott Monk, Charis Legacy Partners

Self employed individuals with charitable legacy goals can take advantage of unique retirement savings options to help build wealth surplus.

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[Video] What is a Self-Directed 401(k)?

by Michelle Smallenberger, Financial Design Studio

If you have a 401(k) through your employer you know that very commonly we actually have investment choices.  Let’s say you can choose between a bond fund, stock funds (growth stocks or value stocks), and international stock funds.  Your plan provider is required to give you a variety of fund types to diversify between. This is very typical with your 401(k).  In addition to these choices you may have a self-directed 401(k) to choose from too.

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