Practice Management

Practice Management focuses on how to successfully and profitably run an advisory practice, including topics like client services, financial reporting, capital investments, hiring and managing people and integrating vendor partners, as well as the nuts and bolts of the business, like insurance and risk management.



Practice Management

Practice Management

By NTSA Net Staff3/30/2017 • 0 Comments

A recent blog post posits that there is a hierarchy to competing financial concerns, and understanding that hierarchy can help one to better — and more effectively — prepare for and finance retirement. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams3/28/2017 • 0 Comments

Plan fiduciaries largely lost their attempt to dismiss charges filed by plan participants in an excessive fee suit brought by the St. Louis-based law firm of Schlichter, Bogard & Denton. READ MORE

By NTSA Net Staff3/17/2017 • 0 Comments

In Tech Talk, Ellie Lowder tells us what a client who filed his 2016 income tax return and has now decided to make a deductible IRA contribution for 2016 needs to do, and when. READ MORE

By NTSA Net Staff3/17/2017 • 0 Comments

In MarketBeat, David Blask argues that now is the time to reach out to your clients in light of the  debate over tax reform and whether it will affect retirement plans. READ MORE

By John Iekel3/16/2017 • 0 Comments

Not all of the reaction to the DOL fiduciary rule has been negative; some firms have been actively applying the rule before it is fully applicable and they must do so. READ MORE

By NTSA Net Staff3/13/2017 • 0 Comments

In MarketBeat, Susan Diehl offers reminders to help dispel confusion the new deadlines for filing business income tax returns for the 2016 tax year have created. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams 3/13/2017 • 0 Comments

The Department of Labor has outlined its approach to enforcement of the fiduciary regulation if the April 10 applicability date for the fiduciary regulation isn’t delayed (before April 10). READ MORE

By NTSA Net Staff3/6/2017 • 0 Comments

In Tech Talk, Susan Diehl tells us whether the IRS proposed regulations on permitting the use of forfeitures to fund QNECs apply to 403(b) plans. READ MORE

By Ray Harmon3/3/2017 • 0 Comments

A bill that appears consistent with NTSA efforts to enhance disclosures is before the Connecticut House; it would require 403(b) service providers there to describe their services and disclose all compensation. READ MORE

By NTSA Net Staff3/1/2017 • 0 Comments

The IRS has updated the portion of its website that addresses how to self-correct defective 403(b) plan provisions during the remedial amendment period (RAP). READ MORE

By Susan Diehl2/28/2017 • 0 Comments

The IRS recently issued an internal memo to Employee Plans examination employees on safe-harbor distributions from 401(k)s. We have confirmed that the IRS is working on a memo concerning hardship rules for 403(b)s. READ MORE

By NTSA Net Staff2/28/2017 • 0 Comments

In MarketBeat, Lynn Knight discusses the most common exceptions to the 10% penalty for a distribution from an IRA or retirement plan before age 59½. READ MORE

By NTSA Net Staff2/27/2017 • 0 Comments

In Tech Talk, Susan Diehl tells us how the rules for elective deferrals apply and whether hours must be prorated under certain circumstances. READ MORE

By John Iekel2/22/2017 • 0 Comments

An unnamed financial services company is suing the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau over the CFPB’s exercise of power and the plaintiff’s contention that it is unchecked. READ MORE

By NTSA Net Staff2/21/2017 • 0 Comments

In MarketBeat, Kimberly Flett writes that understanding the portability rules for rollover contributions — in particular regarding 403(b)s and IRAs — can prevent an unwelcome tax consequence.

By John Iekel2/17/2017 • 0 Comments

The DOL fiduciary rule was on track until the November election brought an administration that could delay its application or even withdraw it. But are the rule’s prospects really that dim? READ MORE

By NTSA Net Staff2/13/2017 • 0 Comments

In MarketBeat, John Iekel discusses a recent analysis that suggests changes in the retirement plan industry may end up implementing the DOL fiduciary rule regardless of what the federal government does about it. READ MORE

By NTSA Net Staff2/8/2017 • 0 Comments

Two weeks ago, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) wrote to a number of financial services firms asking where they stood on the fiduciary rule; she’s shared their responses with the Acting Secretary of Labor. READ MORE

By NTSA Net Staff2/7/2017 • 0 Comments

The DOL's fiduciary rule has detractors, and President Trump has instructed the DOL to review it; however, despite the chorus of opposition the rule does have supporters. READ MORE

By John Iekel2/6/2017 • 0 Comments

The Department of Labor’s (DOL) fiduciary rule, as well as other regulations and laws that affect and govern retirement plans, were part of the discussion at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce meeting on Feb. 3. READ MORE

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