The Frugal Fiduciary Small Business 401(k) Blog
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Five Reasons Why Hidden 401(k) Fees Should be Illegal
Hidden 401(k) fees should be illegal. They can make it almost impossible for employers to protect the interests of plan participants and avoid fiduciary liability.Read More
401(k) Fiduciary Takeaways from a Jerry Schlichter Interview
Understanding the drivers of 401(k) fiduciary liability can help employers avoid it. The top drivers are well defined in a recent interview with Jerry Schlichter.Read More
Pooled Employer 401(k) Plans (PEPs): Myth vs. Reality
Pooled Employer Plans (PEPs) can seem attractive at first blush. Ironically, their purported benefits can, in fact, harm 401(k) plan participants and fiduciaries.Read More
Hughes v Northwestern: What is a "Prudent" 401(k) Investment?
When the Supreme Court re-opened the Hughes v. Northwestern University case, they didn't offer plan fiduciaries a "prudent" 401(k) investment definition. We do.Read More
401(k) Nondiscrimination Testing Study – What % of Plans Fail?
Our 401(k) nondiscrimination testing study shows the percentage of small business plans that fail the ADP/ACP, top-heavy, 402(g), and 415 tests.Read More
How to Make Small Business 401(k)s Cheaper than Mega Plans
Small 401(k) plans are notorious for high fees. Here's how business owners can benefit by making their small plan cheaper than a mega plan for participants.Read More
The Top Ten Frugal Fiduciary 401(k) Blogs of 2021
Our top 10 blogs for 2021 are must-reads for small business 401(k) sponsors and participants. They cover controlled groups, testing, and plan administration.Read More
401(k) Annual Administration - A Checklist for 2022
An important 401(k) fiduciary responsibility is ensuring plan administration tasks are completed timely each year. Our 2022 checklist makes this job easy.Read More
Small Business 401(k) Plans – How the Best Can Help You Retire Faster
Avoiding 401(k) pitfalls during your working years can help you retire years faster. The best small business plans make this job easy. Don't settle for less.Read More
Bundled or Unbundled 401(k) Provider – How to Choose
Bundled (or full-service) 401k providers deliver all of the major plan administration services, while unbundled providers must ally with other companies to do so.Read More