What Happens if I Don’t Name a Beneficiary? Who Gets My 401(k)?

A family of three enjoys a nice day sitting in the grass at a park

KEY POINTS Neglecting to name a beneficiary means your assets may be designated to your estate and become subject to probate. Plan ahead to review your beneficiary information once per year and when major life changes happen. Avoid subjecting your loved ones to the probate process by designating both primary and alternative beneficiaries. You may…

Read More

Are Your Retirement Assets Protected?

Person sitting at the end of a dock on a large lake

For many, asset protection is an after-thought, if thought about at all. Are you aware that retirement accounts such as Individual Retirement Accounts (“IRAs”), 401(k)s and Defined Benefit (“DB”) plans receive protection from creditors and bankruptcy? Asset protection is often associated with high-net-worth individuals, business owners, professionals such as doctors, surgeons, attorneys, and CPAs, as…

Read More

SIMPLE IRA to 401(k) for 2018? The deadline is now

Close up of a person using a calculator with an hourglass measuring time

If you’d like to move to a 401(k) for 2018, you must notify employees by 11/2 As your business or that of your clients has grown, you may be thinking it’s time to upgrade your retirement plan from a SIMPLE-IRA to a 401(k) Plan. The issue is that you can’t switch mid-year as IRS rules…

Read More

SIMPLE IRA to 401(k) for 2017? The deadline is now

If you’d like to move to a 401(k) for 2017, you must notify employees by 11/2 As your business or that of your clients has grown, you may be thinking it’s time to upgrade your retirement plan from a SIMPLE-IRA to a 401(k) Plan. The issue is that you can’t switch mid-year as IRS rules…

Read More

Top Reasons for Setting Financial Goals

Retirement planning is most certainly a marathon and not a sprint. It is a journey you will be on for decades, with a clear financial goal at the “finish line”. That goal is to be able to retire at a standard of living that is acceptable to you. The total nest egg you need to…

Read More

Top Reasons to Invest for Retirement

Here is a breakdown of the inherent benefits and incentives involved in retirement planning. Choice There are unlimited investment options available in today’s world. You can stay with a simple index fund or you can tailor your choices. Low Costs The costs of investing in retirement plans and IRA’s have never been lower. You are…

Read More

Top Reasons to get Educated on your Financial Future

Hindsight is 20/20, but that wisdom winds up arriving too late. In order to secure a satisfying and comfortable retirement, you will need to educate yourself about how to arrive at such a successful financial future. A financial advisor can handle the specifics of investment vehicles and strategies, but the long-term road map is dependent…

Read More

Expert 401(k) Customization for Your Retirement

Business owners have enough day-to-day stress. The last thing you want to worry about is managing a retirement portfolio. Your future well-being depends on this kind of long-term planning, and it is important to have your needs catered to in a customized way. At Odyssey Advisors, we pride ourselves on this level of customer attention.…

Read More

Plan Management: Proactive Peace of Mind

The next best thing to a crystal ball is solid planning; your financial future will be well grounded and clearly defined. With this approach to plan management, you can be proactive instead of reactive. The bottom line, in the long run, is that you will save more money and have peace of mind along the…

Read More