WFG Blog

  • Feb 20 2019
    4 Tips to Boost Your Employees’ Retirement Outlook

    As many employees look ahead to retirement, 47% of workers feel somewhat confident that they’ll have enough money saved to retire on time and then live comfortably.1 However, forward-thinking employers have the ability to help their employees work toward a confident and happy retirement. According to the 2018 Retirement Confidence Survey from the Employee Benefit  Read more ➝

  • Feb 8 2019
    Stocks Warm Up in January

    Most of the country might still be in the throes of the winter, but after extreme cold throughout many parts of the United States, thankfully the weather has warmed up. Stocks followed a similar path, warming up in January after a chilling December. Since the lows in December, the market is up more than 16%  Read more ➝

  • Feb 7 2019
    Risky Business: Why Plan Governance Matters

    Participant-driven lawsuits are on the rise, and employers are facing heightened scrutiny of the way they manage their retirement plans. In today’s continually-evolving regulatory and legal environment, it’s more important than ever to make sure your organization’s retirement plan is both effective and compliant. A well-structured retirement plan governance program can help you pursue these  Read more ➝

  • Jan 29 2019
    What’s in Your Fiduciary File?

    If the Department of Labor were to ever knock on your door, we want you to be prepared! Applying the essential requirements and best practice ideas on how to safely store fiduciary documents could help to lessen the possibility of litigation. Watch this 90 second video to learn more about: the primary documents that should  Read more ➝

  • Jan 18 2019
    2019 Compliance Calendar

    To help you stay ahead of the curve with important deadlines and filings, download our 2019 Compliance Calendar.     If you have any questions about deadlines or information requested, please contact us to discuss today!       Securities offered through LPL Financial, Member FINRA/SIPC. Investment advice offered through Global Retirement Partners, LLC (GRP)  Read more ➝

  • Jan 15 2019
    A New Year’s Perspective

    It’s a new year and resolutions are in place, but investors in the financial markets may be struggling to find their optimism. The past several weeks have been very difficult, as the stock market sell-off resulted in the worst December performance since 1931. It’s understandable how such a dramatic decline can deliver a blow to  Read more ➝

  • Jan 3 2019
    How to Focus on What Really Matters in the Markets

    The recently released LPL Research Outlook 2019: FUNDAMENTAL: How to Focus on What Really Matters in the Markets, is filled with investment insights and market guidance for the year ahead. After nearly 10 years of witnessing the U.S. economy and stock market recover—and thrive—investors are starting to wonder if we’ve seen all this expansion and  Read more ➝

  • Dec 21 2018
    LPL Investor Tax Guide 2018-19

    To ease some of the burdens of tax season LPL has created this helpful guide, which contains all the information you may need to easily address tax issues and questions that you might face. It will assist you in becoming familiar with important dates, deadlines, challenges, and opportunities that may arise during tax season.    Read more ➝

  • Dec 14 2018
    WFG Named 2018 NAPA Top DC Advisor Team

    Washington Financial Group has been named one of the 2018 NAPA Top DC Advisor Teams. The teams list, ranked by self-reported DC assets under advisement, actually contains fewer teams than did our inaugural list, though we maintained the AUA threshold of $100 million. However – and doubtless the strong markets have played a factor –  Read more ➝

  • Dec 11 2018
    The Ups and Downs of 2018

    By Jay Sanford, Director, Investment Strategy We felt it would be a good time to check in now that the elections are over and the holidays are in sight. As stated at the beginning of the year, we thought we could see positive single digit returns in the markets, with an increase in volatility.  We  Read more ➝