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
Is a Variable Annuity Right for Me?
Pundits go on and on about how “terrible” or “wonderful” annuities are, but they never talk about whether annuities are right
Financial Aid for Students 101
Help your college-bound child explore scholarships, grants, and more with this article on paying for higher education.
Around the country, attitudes about retirement are shifting.
Workers 50+ may make contributions to their qualified retirement plans above the limits imposed on younger workers.
For some, the social impact of investing is just as important as the return, perhaps more important.
Does it make sense to borrow from my 401(k) to pay off debt or to make a major purchase?
Bonds may outperform stocks one year only to have stocks rebound the next.
Most stock market analysis falls into three broad groups: Fundamental, technical, and sentimental. Here’s a look at each.
Emotional biases can adversely impact financial decision making. Here’s a few to be mindful of.
This calculator helps estimate your federal estate tax liability.
With a few simple inputs you can estimate how much of a mortgage you may be able to obtain.
Estimate how much you have the potential to earn during your working years.
This calculator will help determine whether you should invest funds or pay down debt.
This calculator demonstrates the power of compound interest.
This calculator can help determine whether it makes sense to refinance your mortgage.
The importance of life insurance, how it works, and how much coverage you need.
Investment tools and strategies that can enable you to pursue your retirement goals.
A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.
A number of questions and concerns need to be addressed to help you better prepare for retirement living.
How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
The average retirement lasts for 18 years, with many lasting even longer. Will you fill your post-retirement days with purpose?
Do you have causes that you want to support with donations?
What does your home really cost?
There are hundreds of ETFs available. Should you invest in them?
How does your ideal retirement differ from reality, and what can we do to better align the two?
There are three things to consider before dipping into retirement savings to pay for college.