Small Business 401k Archive

What to Do When Your 401(k) Leaves Something to Be Desired


Over the course of a career, the high fees and a lower-quality menu of investment options found in some plans can shrink your balance significantly. Chris Gentry is meticulous about his craft — he’s a professional woodworker at a small company in Brooklyn, N.Y., that makes custom dining and coffee tables, cabinets and interiors. He… Continue reading


Secure 2.0: Wide-Sweeping Retirement Legislation Passed by Congress


At Rebalance, we strive to make investing and saving for retirement smoother, safer, and easier for our small business owner clients and their employees with our BetterK solution. The recent passage of the new Secure Act 2.0 aims to expand access to retirement plants, increase retirement savings, help Americans preserve income, and streamline retirement plan… Continue reading


Big Retirement Plan Mergers May Leave Business Owners Holding the Bag


Retirement plan mergers have changed the face of the 401(k) market, and not necessarily in favor of business owners. There were once a small number of big names in retirement, leading players who were record keepers for thousands of companies and millions of employees: Prudential, Mass Mutual, Wells Fargo, Fifth Third Bank, New York Life,… Continue reading

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5 Crucial Elements of Small Business Retirement Plan Design


Business owners often adopt best practices when it comes to a new product or service. They should take the same approach toward small business retirement plan design. It’s easy to assume that all plans are the same. They are not. That’s why design matters. In our experience, no matter the size of your business, there… Continue reading

Your 401(k) Plan and Risk

Your 401(k) Plan and Risk: Understand the Fine Print


Who reads the fine print? Anyone? Of course not. Not on your new cellular phone and even less when entering any given website full of cat videos. But what about a 401(k) plan at work? You’d think that would deserve a close read. A client of mine shared the contract he got from one plan… Continue reading

401(k) Day Know Your Numbers: Rebalance's 401(k) Platform BetterK Has Saved Plan Participants up to 50% in Fees Over the Past Two Years

401(k) Day Know Your Numbers: Rebalance’s 401(k) Platform BetterK Has Saved Plan Participants up to 50% in Fees Over the Past Two Years


Employee Participation in BetterK Client Retirement Plans Currently Averages 88% BETHESDA, Md. & PALO ALTO, Calif. Sept. 7, 2022—In recognition of the Plan Sponsor Council of America’s National 401(k) Day, which this year features the theme “Know Your Numbers,” award-winning wealth management firm Rebalance is pleased to share significant numbers.  These numbers illustrate how Rebalance’s… Continue reading


Are Your 401(k) Plan Costs Average? Or Way Out of Line?


If you’re like many small business owners you probably started a 401(k) plan years ago and, since it’s been running fine, left it well enough alone.  You have a business to run, right? Shopping for a new 401(k) provider probably isn’t top of your to-do list, this week or even this year.  Yet you should… Continue reading

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Why Women Deserve A Better Retirement Savings Plan


The challenges women face when it comes to retirement are well-documented: They earn less than men, spend more years out of the workforce providing family care, and they live longer. As a result, experts note, women often need help to invest well and overcome these long-term challenges. It thus behooves employers to offer a better quality… Continue reading

Plansponsor - Rebalance Hires Retirement Services Director

Retirement Industry People Moves: Rebalance Hires Retirement Services Director


Wealth management firm Rebalance has added Nicole Cervi-McKeever as director of retirement services. In the role, Cervi-McKeever works directly with Rebalance’s Better K small business 401(k) clients and is responsible for the entire 401(k) client lifecycle, serving as the daily  point of contact for all Better K clients. “Over the past year, our Better K… Continue reading