401(k) Archives

How can you tell if your 401(k) plan is underperforming?

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A good 401(k) plan should be built around your goals, risk tolerances, anticipated age of retirement and expected rate of return. The problem is, many 401(k) plans are laden with high fees and underperforming investment choices, experts warn. “It is important to review your 401(k) plan at least every three months,” says Keith J. Kormos,… Read More →

Which Arizona city has the best 401(k) plan?

Employer Retirement Plans in Phoenix, Ariz.

Retirement readiness isn’t a topic many would consider fun to talk about. However, SmartAsset, a financial company based in New York, used data to show what cities nationally has the best 401(k) plans. “We want people to think about these topics,” said AJ Smith, vice president of content for SmartAsset, “While not always fun, they… Read More →

Half of Arizonans don’t know how much they need to retire

Key Elements to Retirement Planning

BMO Harris Premier Services released the results of a study that examined retired and non-retired Arizonans’ views on retirement. According to the study, 47 percent do not know how much they will need to fund their ideal retirement lifestyle and 33 percent do not know when they will retire. The study also found that: The… Read More →

Tech Q&A: What is cloud computing?

Eric Marcus, CEO of Marcus Networking.
by in Blogs | Featured | Tech

Question: What is cloud computing? Answer: Everyone is talking about cloud computing.  So, what exactly is it and it is right for your business? Cloud computing is the use of computing resources (hardware and software) that are delivered as a service over a network (typically the Internet). The real question is should you use a… Read More →

Tech Q&A: Outsourcing vs. consultant

Eric Marcus, CEO of Marcus Networking.
by in Blogs | Featured | Tech

Question: In this economy, does it make more sense to outsource IT or utilize a consultant?   Answer: Outsourcing is more cost effective than a full time person and you gain 24/7 support, whereas an employee only works a certain shift like 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Outsourcing means you are getting more than just… Read More →

Reviewing Investments Annually: Review The Past, Prepare For the Future

Reviewing Investments Annually
by in Columnist Spotlight | Finance

It’s that time of year again when the holidays are right around the corner, and everyone is looking forward to family time, bright lights and festive attitudes. However, it is also a time for investors to begin preparing for 2013, finalizing plans for 2012, and acting on any last minute tasks such as IRA contributions,… Read More →