Wealth Management | Plancorp | 401(k)

Deferred Compensation: What It Is and How It Compares to a 401K

Saving enough for a comfortable retirement in a way that is tax-advantaged can require getting creative at times. Numerous options exist for stashing your discretionary money in a retirement account, but not all options are created equal, nor are they taxed the same. An often-overlooked option, Read more…

What to Look for to Improve Your 401(K) in 2024

As another year begins, there is a lot on business owners' minds. How do I keep my best employees? How do I reduce business expenses? Now is a great time to assess portions of your business. Is there a better, cheaper, way to do something? Is there a way to make your team's life easier? Read more…

Learn How Business Owners Can Save $75,000 a Year Into Their 401(k)

For many people, the question “How much can I save into my 401(k)?” has a simple answer. If you are under age 50 in 2024 you can save $23,000 into your 401(k). If you are over 50 you can save $30,500. Read more…

Maxed-Out 401k: Your Next Steps and Strategies

Congratulations! You have successfully reached a significant financial milestone that many aspire to but few achieve: a maxed-out 401(k). This is a great achievement on your journey toward a secure retirement plan and should be celebrated. Read more…

401(k) Inflation and its Impact on Your Retirement Plan

With inflation continuing to rise, many investors are concerned about the impact that this may have on their 401(k) plans. These concerns have become even more valid as inflation rates continue to hit decades-high levels, reaching 8.52% in August 2022. Investments and their dividends don’t adjust Read more…

Small Business 401(k) Retirement Plans - Safe Harbor Match vs. Safe Harbor Non-Elective

For a myriad of reasons – from automatically passing ADP testing, helping with Top-Heavy failures, or owners saving $60,000+, many businesses choose to use a Safe Harbor formula in their 401(k) retirement plan. Let’s find out what the Safe Harbor formulas are and why you may choose one over the Read more…

Why Am I Getting Refunds From My 401(k)?

If you are an executive or business owner, you may have received a refund from your 401(k). That can be a frustrating experience. What you thought was tax-deferred savings is now taxable income. So why are you getting refunds and is there anything you can do about it? Read more…

5 Things to Know in Case You Outlive Your Spouse

While women certainly seem to be taking a greater role in making household financial decisions, men still make the majority of them. The unfortunate reality is that women are much more likely to become widowed. In fact, more than 60 percent of women between the ages of 75 and 84 are single or Read more…

My 401(k) Failed the Top-Heavy Test. Now What?

What is the top-heavy test? 401(k) plans must be tested annually to determine if they are top-heavy. The top-heavy test compares the account balances of “key employees” to those of “non-key employees.” If the sum of all key employee balances exceeds 60% of the total plan balance the plan is Read more…

Own a Business? 3 Reasons 2020 is a Great Year To Review Your 401(k)

2020 has been hard for small businesses; those who remain open have often had to make painful operating decisions for all concerned. Hopefully, your employees understand you’re not taking those decisions lightly. But they can still be frustrating. Read more…

1 2