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How Much Lower 401(k) Fees Can Grow Your Retirement Savings

How Much Lower 401(k) Fees Can Grow Your Retirement Savings

By: Eric Droblyen

May 12th 2021

Cost matters a LOT when saving for retirement. Even 401(k) fee small reductions today can mean much higher account balances for participants in retirement.
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401(k) Fee Study: 75% of Small Business Plans Pay Hidden Fees

401(k) Fee Study: 75% of Small Business Plans Pay Hidden Fees

By: Eric Droblyen

April 28th 2021

“Are my 401(k) fees too high?” is a common question asked by both plan sponsors and participants. Our small business fee study can give some perspective.
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Starting a 401(k)? A Short Initial Plan Year is Probably a Bad Idea

Starting a 401(k)? A Short Initial Plan Year is Probably a Bad Idea

By: Eric Droblyen

April 14th 2021

401(k) plans must define a plan year cycle for annual administration. Most new plans should avoid a short plan year for first year administration.
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Design a 401(k) Plan Like a Pro in 6 Steps

Design a 401(k) Plan Like a Pro in 6 Steps

By: Eric Droblyen

March 31st 2021

Expert 401(k) plan design can help small business owners meet their plan goals for thousands less. The process can be completed in 30 minutes or less.
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How to Lobby Your Employer for a Better 401(k) Plan

How to Lobby Your Employer for a Better 401(k) Plan

By: Eric Droblyen

March 17th 2021

401(k) plans with top investments and no admin fees can help you retire years sooner by delivering much higher returns. Here's how to lobby for such a plan.
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The Benefits of a 401(k) Plan for Employers and Employees

The Benefits of a 401(k) Plan for Employers and Employees

By: Eric Droblyen

March 3rd 2021

When a small business offers a 401(k) plan, it’s often a win-win for business owners and employees. Here are some of the top benefits of these plans.
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Want to Retire Early? Three 401(k) Features That Can Help

Want to Retire Early? Three 401(k) Features That Can Help

By: Eric Droblyen

February 17th 2021

For 401(k) participants to reach their retirement savings goal as soon as possible, they will need help from their plan. These are the features they'll need.
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401(k) Plan Restatements - Save Fees With These Amendments

401(k) Plan Restatements - Save Fees With These Amendments

By: Eric Droblyen

February 3rd 2021

Most 401(k) plans must be 'restated' to reflect IRS Cycle 3 (or 'post-PPA') changes from August 1, 2020 to July 31, 2022. Here are some amendments to include.
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401(k) Nondiscrimination Testing - Basics and Deadlines

401(k) Nondiscrimination Testing - Basics and Deadlines

By: Eric Droblyen

January 19th 2021

401(k) plans must pass nondiscrimination tests each year to confirm HCEs do not disproportionately benefit and that no IRS contribution limits are exceeded.
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'Hidden' 401(k) Fees – What Business Owners Need to Know

'Hidden' 401(k) Fees – What Business Owners Need to Know

By: Eric Droblyen

January 6th 2021

Hidden administration fees increase the cost of investing for 401(k) participants - reducing their returns. Here are the most common and how to uncover them.
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