Do your employees understand their 401(k)?

Good employers are always striving to do the right things for their employees, and providing them with a retirement plan is a prime example of this. In addition to offering employer-provided benefits, like a 401(k) plan, it’s crucial that the company takes the time to educate their employees on these benefits.

There are a number of ways companies can educate employees on their 401(k) plan. Some ways include:

Inform new employees: provide information in employee handbooks or utilize payroll stuffers, flyers or posters around the office so new employees are aware the plan exists.

  • Explain the enrollment process: schedule enrollment meetings or provide enrollment books so employees can understand how to get started and how to choose the appropriate investments.
  • Discuss regularly: conduct annual or continuing education meetings that can be used to keep participants informed on how and why to save and invest.
  • Provide resources: share the 401(k) website with employees, which has many tools for investment planning and forecasting. Resources like this help employees understand when they can afford to retire. Share these tools through meetings, handouts or email.

Nachman Norwood & Parrott understands the importance of education in retirement planning. Read what criteria companies must meet when offering a 401(k) plan and more information on how companies can educate their employees by downloading NNP’s second quarter newsletter on the Nachman Norwood & Parrott website.

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Investment products and services are offered through Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network, LLC (WFAFN), Member SIPC, a registered broker-dealer and a separate non-bank affiliate of Wells Fargo & Company. Nachman Norwood & Parrott Wealth Management Consultancy is a separate entity from WFAFN.

Nachman Norwood & Parrott and Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network are not tax or legal advisors.

NNP IN THE NEWS: Fees vs Commissions

Is your financial advisor’s compensation aligned with your best interests?

Fees or commissions? There is a vast difference of opinion among financial advisors regarding which is best. In the April 21 issue of the Upstate Business Journal, Nachman Norwood & Parrott’s Vice President, Maura Copsey, weighed in on understanding the difference and what you should take into consideration that aligns best with your financial goals.

There can be an appropriate time and a place for both fees or commissions; however, not fully understanding them could significantly impact your long-term outcome. Take time to learn more about understanding the costs to ensure your goals are aligned and headed in the right direction.

Read the full article on the Upstate Business Journal’s website. If you’d like to schedule an appointment with a financial advisor at Nachman Noorwood & Parrott to discuss what is best for your needs, call us at (864) 467-9800.

NNP IN THE NEWS: Bob Nachman Named Top 1200 Financial Advisor by Barron’s

Nachman Norwood & Parrott’s Bob Nachman Named Top 1200 Financial Advisor by Barron’s

Congratulations to Bob Nachman, Managing Director at Nachman Norwood & Parrott, for being ranked among Barron’s Top 1200 Financial Advisors in the country for 2017. Winner’s Circle, a Barron’s research organization, produced the rankings based on data provided by more than 4,000 of the nation’s most productive advisors. Among the factors taken into consideration for the rankings are assets under management, business production, regulatory record, quality of practice and philanthropic work. The news of Bob Nachman’s recognition was featured in GSA Business Report and Greenville CEO.

The rankings are based on data provided by thousands of advisors. Factors included in the rankings were assets under management, revenue produced for the firm, regulatory record and client retention.

Tax Deadlines

Tax season is upon us! Please remember that the team at Nachman Norwood & Parrott is here to help you. With your approval, we are happy to coordinate with your CPA to not only ensure timely delivery of your NNP tax information but to also collaborate on tax-saving strategies. We are ready to assist with any questions that may arise. Please let us know how we can help you!

Tax Deadline is April 18, 2017. You still have until that date to make a 2016 contribution to the following accounts: Traditional IRA, Roth IRA, Health Savings Account (HSA), and SC Future Scholar 529. Call us if you would like to discuss any last minute contributions; we are here to help.

Investment products and services are offered through Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network, LLC (WFAFN), Member SIPC, a registered broker-dealer and a separate non-bank affiliate of Wells Fargo & Company. Nachman Norwood & Parrott Wealth Management Consultancy is a separate entity from WFAFN.

Nachman Norwood & Parrott and Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network are not tax or legal advisors.

NNP IN THE NEWS: The Need for Personal Insurance

wealth managementIn the January 12 issue of the Upstate Business Journal, Nachman Norwood & Parrott’s Vice President Wes Boyce discusses a trend amongst high-net-worth individuals to underestimate their need for personal insurance. This is the third and final article in a three-part series that explains the importance of having an experienced and diverse group of professionals involved in your wealth planning.

Boyce describes the recent trend, also observed by Greenville insurance broker Howard Einstein, that high-net-worth individuals are neglecting to revise or adjust their insurance plan, even as their wealth grows. A lack of planning in this area is not typically an issue in the present, according to Boyce, but can lead to frustration and confusion later in life, not to mention potential financial loss.

Read the full article on the Upstate Business Journal’s website. If you’d like to schedule an appointment with a financial advisor, call us at (864) 467-9800.

NNP IN THE NEWS: A Matter of Perspective

Wealth Management In the January 5 issue of the Upstate Business Journal, Russ Miller, Vice President at Nachman Norwood & Parrott, shares why having tax and legal advisors is an essential part of the team you trust to help navigate your financial plan. This is the second column in a three-part series that explains the importance of having an experienced group of professionals involved in your financial plan.

Miller notes it is important to look to tax and legal experts, especially when making large decisions in life, such as buying or selling a business, as they would be most up-to-date on rules and regulations. Not consulting someone who fully understands these ever-changing rules and regulations might have a significant impact on your personal wealth, says Miller, particularly if your personal and business finances are intertwined.

Read the full article on the Upstate Business Journal’s website. If you’d like to schedule an appointment with a financial advisor, call us at (864) 467-9800.

NNP IN THE NEWS: The Donald

The economy and wealth managementIn the December 28 issue of The Greenville News, Nachman Norwood & Parrott’s Managing Director, Bob Nachman, examines the effect our new president, Donald Trump, might have on our economy.

Bob notes that while it might be too early to know exactly what policies will be put into place by this administration, we can draw conclusions from comments that were made by the Trump team during the election. Nachman warns that even though the market is going up, you should be careful about buying expensive assets. “People have a tendency to throw caution to the wind when markets climb, but it’s actually a time to keep perspective,” says Nachman.

Read the full article on the electronic version of the December 28 issue of The Greenville News on The Greenville News’s website.

NNP IN THE NEWS: Managing Wealth Takes More Than A Financial Advisor

Wealth Management In the December 20 issue of the Upstate Business Journal, Nachman Norwood & Parrott shares the first column of a three-part series on the importance of having an experienced group of professionals involved in your financial plan. In this first article, Managing Director Bob Nachman, focuses on why creating a financial plan with a knowledgeable financial advisor is key to successful wealth management.

Nachman outlines four ideas to consider: spend less than you earn, plan for your dreams, leverage legal resources and work the plan. “We see too many high-net-worth individuals who do not live within their means and income, but instead depend on their portfolios and returns to support their lifestyle,” Nachman observes. “Being responsible with your money is necessary to guarantee long-term financial health, no matter your level of wealth.”

Read the full article on the Upstate Business Journal’s website. If you’d like to schedule an appointment with a financial advisor, call us at (864) 467-9800.