News from Kampstra Wealth Management
While bundling the 401(k) with your payroll provider appears to be ‘easy’, it could turn into a nightmare down the road. There are several important reasons you should look elsewhere, consider the following . . .
Every 6 years the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) requires business owners to update their 401(k) plan document (aka plan rule book) to catch up the plan on all recently passed legislation. You have until July 31, 2022 to make the necessary changes. It’s imperative to review your current plan design to make sure it matches the goals of your business and employee benefits offering. Below is a list of plan features that we’re reviewing with our business owner clients.
College costs have exploded over the last twenty years. Most parents and some grandparents find themselves fighting a battle on two fronts: saving for retirement and college at the same time.
Is it worth tapping your IRA to help pay for college?
If your child is approaching college and you’re behind on education savings, it can feel like hitting the snooze button too many times. But it’s okay — there’s still some time to potentially address college costs.
Here are a few basic tips to save some money when you’re up against the college deadline.
The new safe harbor permits delivery of covered documents via website or email.
The overall rate of inflation has been 5% for the past 12 months. Meanwhile, the average price of a used car is up 30% from a year ago. As the market shifts, some people who bought used cars may learn another key economics lesson: they might owe more for their car than what it’s worth as prices return to historical levels.
Establishing financial wellness metrics has become increasingly important over the last year. The COVID-19 pandemic has created economic hardships for many American families, depleting emergency funds for some and forcing others to take on additional debt to cover necessary expenses. At work, the resulting stress can lead to increased absenteeism, decreased productivity and greater health care costs for plan sponsors.
It’s now projected that benefits will increase 6.1% in 2022, up from the 4.7% forecast just two months ago. That would be the most significant increase since 1983.
better to use my income to pay off debt or save for retirement?” Not all debt should be treated equally. The trick to knowing when to prioritize debt over savings vs. savings over debt lies in whether it’s “good debt” or “bad debt,” as well as the interest rate associated with it.
Whether to use bundled or unbundled service providers is an important decision for your retirement plan. A fully bundled arrangement provides an easy, one-stop shop for services, while unbundling separates functions and uses a third-party administrator (TPA), distinct...
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