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Deferred compensation plans are an excellent benefit for highly compensated employees, as they provide a tax-advantaged way to save for retirement. By deferring a portion of their income, employees can reduce their taxable income in the current year and potentially lower their tax burden. Over time, the deferred compensation can grow tax-free, resulting in a larger retirement income for the employee. Read strategies you can employee for deferred comp programs here.
Strategies for Highly Compensated Employees
In one of our previous Acorns articles we introduced Moneyguide Pro (MGP), financial planning software we utilize to give clients confidence in their retirement plan. After introducing MGP, we wanted to showcase it in action through a case study. This study is a demonstration of how MGP's confidence zone helps evaluate options aimed at resolving risks caused by poor sequence of returns.
Retirement Year Risk
In one of our previous Acorns articles we introduced Moneyguide Pro (MGP), financial planning software we utilize to give clients confidence in their retirement plan. After introducing MGP, we wanted to showcase it in action through a case study. This study is a demonstration of how MGP's confidence zone could persuade clients to change their spending habits before and during retirement.
Savers vs. Spenders
Think you can stomach the stock market's volatility? A helpful guide to Risk Tolerance. Which investments are objectively more risky than others and what that means for our relationships with prospects and clients.
Back to the basics of financial planning! We cut out complex terms, assumptions, and variables to focus on broad based goals! Learn how goal based planning is financial planning at its best.
Intro to Financial Planning
Are you working your first career job? Are you under the age of 35 and in relatively good health? Then you may be forgetting about this simple tax deduction.
Health Savings Account
Having enough assets for retirement is much easier to accomplish if you begin saving and investing early in life. Being ready for retirement isn't about how old you are; it's about how much you have saved and accumulated. Every young person needs to learn this concept, so show this to your children and grandchildren so they can avoid this big mistake.
Retirement plan solutions for smaller to medium sized firms are sometimes more complex than large C corps due to the employee size, structure of firms, or revenue differences. These intricacies of smaller businesses create headaches for business owners or at least indecision about what types of plans work best given their circumstances.
Retirement Plan Solutions
An in depth comparison and contrast of the differences between active and passive investment management. Which strategy should you employ and why could it benefit you to utilize a collection of both strategies?
Active vs Passive
A quick dive into 7 stages on the path to financial independence. We find that considering which stage you are at can help you set personal goals in order to move up the list.
Seven Stages of Financial Independence
Webster's definition of 'retirement' may not be changing, but our cultural perspective on retirement is evolving. In this Acorn article series, we take an in depth look at retirement: the historical context, the burden of age, and the freedom of changing your plan to reach it.
Retirement vs Financial FreedomMultiple Income Streams
Let us help you navigate the options for 401k participation. Check out this in depth overview about company sponsored plans to assist you in making contribution choices, investment options, and ensuring you don't miss out the smart path towards retirement.
Retirement Basics401(k) Plan Optimization