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DOL Fiduciary Proposal Turns Financial Professionals into ERISA Fiduciaries in Selling Investment Products



The retirement services industry is abuzz about the Department of Labor’s (DOL) proposal to amend its rules on when a person becomes an ERISA “fiduciary” by providing investment advice. Proponents of the DOL’s proposal claim that it simply requires financial professionals to act in the best…

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Three Common Retirement Plan Considerations in Corporate Transactions



In my last blog, I wrote that the unofficial start of summer was marked by two things: Memorial Day and ice cream. In Iowa, the unofficial end of summer is marked by the Iowa State Fair, which provides practically anything you’d ever dream of eating on a stick. A new treat for this year’s fair…

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