What is a 401(k)?
The term “401(k)” refers to a special section of the Internal Revenue code. A 401(k) is a retirement savings vehicle and is generally part of a qualified profit-sharing plan offered to employees to contribute a portion of their wages to individual accounts. Elective salary deferrals are excluded from the employee’s taxable income (except for designated Roth deferrals). A 401(K) plan also allows you to contribute to the employees’ accounts. Then, when the employee retires, distributions, including earnings, are not considered part of taxable income at retirement (except for qualified distributions of designated Roth accounts).
How can we help?
If you are a business owner and you’re considering offering a 401(k) to your employees, we can help you on two different levels. First, we work for you to manage the process and implement the investments, then we work for your employees to secure investments that are truly in the best interests of your participants. We manage:
- Plan Design
We have been working with 401(k) plan sponsors for over twenty years. Rob began his career with The Principal Financial Group in 1995 – a direct provider of 401(k) plans, who administered more plans than any other company in the country. In 2000, he founded First Texas Financial Services, a full service, multi-line insurance and financial services firm that he grew into a relevant force in the realm of benefits, investments, and 401(k) for the DFW Metroplex.
In 2014, Rob moved the 401(k) and wealth management business from First Texas Financial and created Schulz Wealth, a stand alone registered investment advisory firm focused exclusively on investment management related to personal financial planning and 401(k) consulting.
What can a successful plan mean for your employees?
So why is helping your employees retire so important and worthy of our efforts? We now know that a healthy 401(k) plan means a healthy workforce. When employees see older employees retiring, they are able to understand and appreciate the steps their employer is taking to make their own retirement a reality. We find that these efforts result in both loyalty and higher morale.
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