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Essentials of Retirement Planning by Eric Robbins

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CHAPTER 5

The World of Defined-Contribution Plans

Introduction

You should already have awareness that defined-contribution (DC) plans shield the employer from investment risk. Some DC 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 better understand and to engage with planning for their future retirement needs. There are also some creative solutions to help small business owner cash out of their business in a tax-favorable way.

Employers admire the DC plan type because it protects them from investment risk. With a DC plan, the employees fully bear the risk of fluctuation in investment ...

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