Managing the Process, Promoting Plan Success
We are The Plan Advocate at Independence Square Advisors, 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 Independence Square Advisors – 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
A Look at Whole Life Insurance
Whole life insurance remains in force as long as you remain current with premiums. Here's how it works.
Insurance Needs Assessment: Married With Children
When you’re married and have children, insurance needs will be different.
Keep Your Umbrella Handy
Umbrella liability can be a fairly inexpensive way to help shelter current assets and future income from the unexpected.
A look at the new, record-high retirement contribution limits from the IRS.
LGBTQ people are subject to unique stresses that affect how they feel about their financial future.
When you think of planning for retirement, like most individuals, you probably visualize a number. The reality is that most individuals think in terms of an account balance at retirement.
It’s nighttime, and you’re walking down a long, dark hallway with only a flashlight to guide you. Suddenly the light falls upon a horrifying sight — is it a creepy clown? Or a flesh-eating zombie? Oh no, it’s something far more ghastly.
Did you know money is a leading cause for break-ups and divorce among couples?
Here are a few tips on how to recruit, hire and onboard employees who fit your culture and share your passion to succeed.
Estimate the total cost in today's dollars of various mortgage alternatives.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
This calculator compares employee contributions to a Roth 401(k) and a traditional 401(k).
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
This calculator will help determine whether you should invest funds or pay down debt.
How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.
A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
Investment tools and strategies that can enable you to pursue your retirement goals.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
The importance of life insurance, how it works, and how much coverage you need.
What does your home really cost?
Why are 401(k) plans, annuities, and IRAs so popular?
Lifestyle inflation can be the enemy of wealth building. What could happen if you invested instead of buying more stuff?
What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?
Doing your research is key before buying a vacation home.
Have you explored all your options when it comes to managing your taxable income?