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What Is a Cash Balance Plan, and How Does It Work?

If you’ve never used a cash balance pension plan before, you’re probably wondering what it is, how it works and how it differs from other pension plans. Saving for retirement is an important part of life, so it behooves you to understand your pension options. More importantly, if you’re a business owner, you need to […]

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Everything You Need to Know About Defined Benefit Plans

Defined benefit plans are a type of employer-sponsored retirement plan. These plans differ from other qualified plans in that they incentivize both the employer and the employees. Employers are able to deduct contributions made to the plan, and employees will not owe taxes on those contributions until they start taking distributions from them (usually during […]

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Choosing Your Retirement Plan: Tips to Help You Make Your Decision

For a beginner, retirement planning and investing can be understandably intimidating tasks. After all, there are a wide variety of types of retirement plans. So how do you know which one is best for you, and what approaches you should take when choosing your retirement plan? Here’s a quick overview of the various types of […]

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Financial Planning for Your Child’s Education

The last year and a half has seen a lot of financial turbulence thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, but it’s still important to stay focused on planning for things like retirement and your children’s education. Even in tough economic times, no amount is too small to put toward educational expenses. Here are a few tips […]

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COVID-19 and Its Impact on Retirement Planning

The COVID-19 pandemic has wrought a great deal of financial turmoil on Phoenix, AZ residents and their fellow Americans over the last year and a half. In fact, since May 2020, the percentage of Americans who say they are financially struggling went from 22 percent to 46 percent, with 51 percent now saying their ability […]

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