Are Your Old 401(k) Accounts Home Alone?

Are you ever struck by the feeling you’ve forgotten something when you’re already out the door on the way to work? Maybe you left the oven on. Perhaps you forgot to lock the front door. Or, like the plot of Home Alone, maybe you forgot your child while scrambling through your morning routine! (Hopefully not…

3 Things the Olympics Can Teach Us about Retirement Readiness

The 2016 Olympic Games kicked off in Rio this past weekend. Even if you’ve been hiding under a rock for years, you understand the idea of the Olympics. Top-tier athletes from around the world gather to compete in their respective sports, or games, to achieve ultimate victory for themselves and for their country. What could…

50 Going on 65

At what point is it too late to start saving for retirement? Are you already past the point of no return (literally?) Rest assured, there are still steps you can take. Catch Up Contributions Three tomatoes are walking down the street — a papa tomato, a momma tomato, and a baby tomato. Baby tomato starts…

10 Merry 401(k) Savings Tips to Help You Avoid Becoming a Retirement Scrooge

Retirement readiness in an advent calendar! Day 10 – Schedule Annual Advisor Meetings. Plan Sponsors, include your TPA! You made it! If you’ve kept up with the nine previous days of tips, you’re well on your way to a holly, jolly Retirement! Now let’s pull it all together with one final tip to help you avoid…

Retirement Statistics, Women vs. Men

Women seem to be lagging behind men when it comes to retirement saving and planning for their futures. As a company run by women, we wanted to dig deeper into the “why.” In the process, we found some interesting facts.    

7 Questions You Won’t Ask About Your Retirement Plan, But Should

At TriStar, the phone rings all day. Monday through Friday, 8 to 5. It’s rarely quiet. Many of our calls are participants or plan sponsors checking in on their benefits, checking on their plan, needing to know about loans, distributions or the paperwork involved, and sometimes, just wanting to chat. We’ve noticed a recurring theme with these…

Would you give up cable TV to retire early?

If you’ve been teetering on the idea of abandoning that cable package, then perhaps you’ll find this article inspiring. Robert Berger recently asked the question on USNews.com, “would you give up cable TV to retire early?” Putting money back for retirement can be overwhelming, especially when we have so many other present costly priorities. Some…

The Winding Road to Retirement

The winding road to retirement is an infographic put together by the folks at Charles Schwab to portray to millennial’s how easy it is to steer closer to (and farther away from) retirement goals. References: Charlesschwab.com    

Pack a Sack Lunch and Save

Today we are continuing our weekly theme on cutting costs and saving more in honor of National Saving for Retirement Week.  Today is Pack a Sack Lunch day, proclaimed by the Mayor of Washington D.C. in order to encourage public workers to save more and spend less.  If you want to see how much you’ll…