Managing the Process, Promoting Plan Success
We are The Plan Advocate at The Philadelphia Group, an independent consulting practice advising retirement plan sponsors as investment fiduciaries.
We understand the main concerns that plague plan sponsors: fiduciary responsibilities, how their plan impacts their employees, and how to adequately prepare their employees for retirement. Plan sponsors seek to work with advisors who have specialized knowledge and experience with corporate retirement plans.
The Plan Advocate is a team of such specialized advisors within The Philadelphia Group – an independent retirement plan and wealth management services firm powered by LPL Financial as their broker/dealer.Contact Us
The ability to act as an ERISA 3(21) and 3(38) fiduciaries is an advantage in our industry and a responsibility we take very seriously.Learn More
Everyone benefits when employees can retire on time. What would a financial wellness program customized to your group of people look like?Learn More
Plan Design Assistance
We show you how best practices such as ease of eligibility, automatic enrollment, re-enrollments, and automatic contribution escalation might impact your company’s plan.Learn More
The Economic Journey of Your Morning Coffee
Few contemplate the complex journey that brought their coffee from farm to kitchen table.
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Have you ever wondered how your credit score compares to the rest of the country? Take a look and see.
Social Security: The \$64,000 Question
One of the most common questions people ask about Social Security is when they should start taking benefits.
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Here's a look at several birthdays and “half-birthdays” that have implications regarding your retirement income.
Having your identity stolen may result in financial loss plus the cost of trying to restore your good name.
Have income that isn’t subject to tax withholding? Or insufficient withholdings? You may have to pay estimated taxes.
Annuities are versatile tools that can help you save for retirement and generate income in retirement.
Can you keep up with your children’s mobile slang?
Use this calculator to estimate your capital gains tax.
Estimate how many months it may take to recover the out-of-pocket costs when buying a more efficient vehicle.
Estimate how much you have the potential to earn during your working years.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you may need to save for retirement.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
This calculator may help you estimate how long funds may last given regular withdrawals.
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
There are a number of ways to withdraw money from a qualified retirement plan.
The chances of needing long-term care, its cost, and strategies for covering that cost.
Using smart management to get more of what you want and free up assets to invest.
The importance of life insurance, how it works, and how much coverage you need.
How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.
In life it often happens that the answers to our most pressing questions are right in our own backyards.
We all know the stock market can be unpredictable. We all want to know, “What’s next for the financial markets?”
Do you know how long it may take for your investments to double in value? The Rule of 72 is a quick way to figure it out.
What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?
The seas of the market are constantly shifting. Whether the good ship IPO can set sail may depend heavily on the tides.
Can successful investors predict changes in the markets? Some can but others miss the market’s signals.