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Revive old-fashioned retirement plan

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Do you have a 401(k) or other defined contribution retirement plan at your company? Consider an approach from the days of yore.

Strategy: Set up a defined benefit plan (e.g., a pension plan) to supplement your existing plan. This type of plan often benefits senior employees, like a company’s founder, who want to save more in a short time than they can with other plans.

Although some experts consider defined benefit plans to be “dinosaurs,” this is still a viable option for small business owners, despite a few drawbacks.

Here’s the whole story: With a defined contribution plan, the company specifies an annual amount to be contributed on behalf of each participating employee. In contrast, a defined benefit plan—like the traditional pension plan—identifies the amount of the benefits to be paid to plan participants upon retirement. It can provide for larger contributions over a short period of time.

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