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Ironmans and Financial Advisors

May 18, 2021 by Edward Dressel -

Recently I finished a Half Ironman Triathlon in St. George, Utah. It was a great race: swimming 1.2 miles, biking 56 miles, and then running the half-marathon, 13.1 miles. That’s 70.3 miles in total! The elevation gain of just over 4,400 feet had me contemplating quitting. At times, it felt like torture. But I finished, and for me, I finished...

Choice is the Driving Factor in 403(b) Participation

February 21, 2019 by Edward Dressel -

“Teachers are expected to reach unattainable goals with inadequate tools. The miracle is that at times they accomplish this impossible task.” – Haim Ginott

Many of us read this quote and fondly recall a teacher who made a significant impact in our formative years. Teachers face many challenges in the classroom, carefully balancing the...

Survey on 403(b) Provider Options Reveals Surprising Results

November 13, 2018 by Edward Dressel -

In the 403(b) world, new survey results link participation and contributions rates to the number of providers available to choose from. If you thought that rates increase with fewer choices, you would be wrong! New survey data released today by the National Tax Deferred Savings Association reveals that increased participation and contribution...

Pension Reform: Employees Are Seeing Changes

March 27, 2017 by Edward Dressel -

The effects of the 2008 financial crisis on the average American’s savings—and the emotional impact of those effects—have contributed to the push for financial reform. The effects of the crisis on retirement savings for those in defined contribution plans have been well documented, but the effects on defined benefits plans have been less...

NTSA Elite Advisors Announced…74% Use TRAK

December 14, 2016 by Edward Dressel -

Congratulations to the NTSA 2017 Elite Advisor Award Semi-finalists!


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