Imagine peering into your mailbox and finding a check made out to you for $10,000. Are you:
1) Happy or
2) Not happy
Most would say “happy.” It’s $10,000. How could you not be happy?
For starters, some hope for a bigger check, perhaps from some sort of sweepstakes victory. For others, $10,000 might be inheritance from their multi-millionaire aunt or uncle. But the amount confirms that they weren't a favorite niece or nephew. For thousands though, a $10,000 check elicits unhappiness because it is a refund of the prior year’s 401(k) deferrals.
While many might be glad to have the extra cash, 401(k) refund checks can be bad news because:
October 1st is the deadline for having new Safe Harbor plans in place for 2017. Now is the time to begin exploring changes. If you already have a plan, then you have a little more time.
Bottom line, it takes a while to get a plan established. Don’t to wait until the 11th hour to try and set up or change your plan. Contact us if you would like to explore your options and avoid getting that unwanted 401(k) refund check.
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