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
Around the country, attitudes about retirement are shifting.
Required Reading: The Economic Report of the President
The Economic Report of the President can help identify the forces driving — or dragging — the economy.
Retirement Income and the Traditional Portfolio
Experiencing negative returns early in retirement can potentially undermine the sustainability of your assets.
Second marriages are a trigger event to revisit any existing estate strategies.
Monthly Social Security payments differ substantially depending on when you start receiving benefits.
The right executor may help ensure the distribution of your assets is done with as little upheaval as possible.
Loss of income from disability has the potential to cause financial hardship. Disability insurance can help.
What kind of auto insurance should you have? Do you know?
Earnings season can move markets. What is it and why is it important?
This calculator can help determine whether it makes sense to refinance your mortgage.
This calculator compares employee contributions to a Roth 401(k) and a traditional 401(k).
This calculator may help you estimate how long funds may last given regular withdrawals.
Estimate how long your retirement savings may last using various monthly cash flow rates.
Estimate how many months it may take to recover the out-of-pocket costs when buying a more efficient vehicle.
Determine your potential long-term care needs and how long your current assets might last.
There are a number of ways to withdraw money from a qualified retirement plan.
How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.
Using smart management to get more of what you want and free up assets to invest.
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.
The chances of needing long-term care, its cost, and strategies for covering that cost.
What does your home really cost?
Would you guess that Millennials are effectively saving for retirement? Well, they are.
Pundits say a lot of things about the markets. Let's see if you can keep up.
With alternative investments, it’s critical to sort through the complexity.
How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?
All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.