What is a "custodian" for a retirement plan? Now that the DOL is now auditing the cybersecurity of plans and want information involving cybersecurity from vendors and plan fiduciaries, are we safe from hackers? Jania Stout drops in to thank everybody for all their donations to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. We play JD's "one of these things doesn't belong" game, which is absolutely pointless for a podcast listener.
The Child IRA, why and how you should be helping kids get IRA's and start putting money into it (hint: compound interest).
Gamification in 401k, how it works, who is doing it, should we be doing it?
We also talk about Hamburger Dreams, the book Chris wrote about lore surrounding the invention of the hamburger, and where he thinks the evidence leads.
Is the volatility of crypto currently too wild to even be considered for 401k, or is their adoption into plans a forgone conclusion and it's just a matter of when. The boys have the "rothification" of the match conversation, and it goes about as good as it's going for anybody else.
SECURE 2.0, the current state of TDFs? Advisors and Fund Review Best Practices
The concept of teaching training for Plan Sponsors AKA- Fiduciary Essentials for Defined Contribution Plans.
Nevin Adams article about Congress and TDFs. https://www.napa-net.org/news-info/daily-news/are-target-date-funds-target
Wow, Katie Boyer managed to get through the whole show with only #4 ACROSYN fails. That's pretty damn impressive. Oh wait, I'm suppose to try and type 401k TPA like keywords in here for SEO, not just say what's important... which is Katie Boyer is friggen LEGEND!
Michael Kitces is an American financial planner, commentator, speaker, blogger, and educator. He frequently contributes to industry publications, publishes a blog and newsletter for advisors, is the former practitioner editor of the Journal of Financial Planning, the co-founder of the XY Planning Network (#168 on the Inc. 5000 list in 2018) and AdvicePay, and is a partner of Pinnacle Advisory Group, a financial advisory firm. He has also been featured in Investopedia's top 10 "most influential" advisors list.
Chief Revenue Officer at Advisor2X Lisa Allen talked to us about giving back and "getting proximate" during their conferences and working with kids in the local community on financial literacy and exposing them to the financial services industry.
One of the hardest working financial advisors you'll ever meet. She shares with us her mindset that helps her kill it in the 401k space.
Matthew Wolniewicz, President of Fi360 took a break from watching the draft, and talked to the Retireholiks about what advisors did for their clients during the pandemic is going to be Publish now a great talking point to a prospect in a post pandemic point of sale.
#10 Samantha Russell walks us through actions financial advisors should be taking during the Covid-19 pandemic.
The top 3 are super critical.
1. Check all outgoing scheduled communications for anything tone def to Covid-19
2. Update contact info on website, if how people reach you has changed during this time.
3. Check 'Google My Business' and make sure it's the information you want people to see for your business.
Bill Harmon of Voya Financial on what they are seeing with CRD's (Coronavirus-Related Distribution), and why they took the step to waive their fees on CRD processing.
Voya had a fast transition to working at home, is the Coronavirus going to change how they or other recordkeepers do business in the future?
One of our favorite guest, Alex Assaley popped in, to let us know what he was doing to service his clients during this tumultuous time in our lives.
401k Fridays podcast (go subscribe right now) host Rick Unser zoomed in with the Retireholiks to discuss a variety of topics.
As we're all on lock down because of the Coronavirus, we had Jania Stout (The 4 billion dollar woman) come on a Zoom meeting and discuss some of what's going on.
401k industry legend Sal Tripodi came on the show to close out the 20th Annual Hawaiian ERISA Update seminar. We talk Secure Act expansion of Safe Harbor rules. What can be done to get the younger generation to save more, how bigger fund menus might be a mistake, and what TPA's should ready themselves for introduction of Open MEP (Multi Employer Plan).
Thank you to PensionPro, Millennium Trust, Penchecks, Spectrum Pension Consultants, Inc. for having us out!