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
IRA Withdrawals that Escape the 10% Tax Penalty
The list of IRA withdrawals that may be taken without incurring a 10% early penalty has grown.
The Financial Literacy Crisis
Many Americans are operating their personal finances with only the barest minimum of knowledge.
How Stocks Work
Understanding how a stock works is key to understanding your investments.
Every year the IRS releases its list of tax scams, spotlighting some ways that people try to separate you from your money.
You taught them how to read and how to ride a bike, but have you taught your children how to manage money?
An inside look at how marginal income tax brackets work.
Loss of income from disability has the potential to cause financial hardship. Disability insurance can help.
These food myths will really put a drain on your wallet.
Learn a little about worldwide currency in this fun infographic
This calculator estimates your chances of becoming disabled and your potential need for disability insurance.
Use this calculator to estimate your capital gains tax.
This calculator will help determine whether you should invest funds or pay down debt.
This calculator helps estimate your federal estate tax liability.
This calculator compares employee contributions to a Roth 401(k) and a traditional 401(k).
With a few simple inputs you can estimate how much of a mortgage you may be able to obtain.
How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
Using smart management to get more of what you want and free up assets to invest.
Investment tools and strategies that can enable you to pursue your retirement goals.
The importance of life insurance, how it works, and how much coverage you need.
A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.
There are hundreds of ETFs available. Should you invest in them?
Ever lost your wallet? Frustrating. Here’s what you can do to keep yourself safe.
Selecting a mortgage isn't an easy process. Get a better understanding of how professionals make the right decisions.
Taking your Social Security benefits at the right time may help maximize your benefit.
A visit to the hospital can be painful, for both your body and your wallet. Don’t let it be more painful than it has to be.
Do you know how to set up your financial goals for success? This knight does.