Chapter 5

The World of Defined Contribution Plans

Introduction

You should already have an awareness that defined contribution plans shield the employer from investment risk. Some plan types provide the employer with the flexibility of discretionary contributions. Others enable the employees to get involved actively in saving for their own retirement. This is a great way to encourage people to understand better and to engage in planning for their future retirement needs. There are also some creative solutions to help small business owners cash out of their business in a tax-favorable way. A financial professional should understand the broad opportunities available under the various plan types and be able to help clients choose which type is best ...

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