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John Carl

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John is the Portal Conductor of the Professional Development and Case of the Week stations.

He is the Founder and President of the Retirement Learning Center, a founding lecturer for The Retirement Advisor University (TRAU) and Executive Director of the PLANSPONSOR Institute. John is a highly sought after industry insider who travels the country educating groups of financial professionals on the very latest in retirement legislation, forecasts and developments affecting the industry.

John’s extensive industry experience includes running Alliance Capital’s DC initiative (including creating and running Rhode Island’s 529 savings plan) and directing Global Product Management for the firm. He has also been a branch and regional sales manager for Prudential Securities and an independent financial advisor.

In 2012, 401kWire named John as one of the most influential individuals in the 401(k) industry for the sixth consecutive year. He released his first book in 2009, Retirement Resource Guide: Essential ERISA Education & Best Practices for Financial Advisors.

By John Carl5/5/2015 • 0 Comments

Responding to a question from an advisor in Massachusetts, the ERISA consultants at the Learning Center Resource Desk addressed a common inquiry involving Roth IRAs vs. designated Roth contributions in 401(k) plans.

By John Carl4/28/2015 • 0 Comments

Responding to a question from a financial advisor in Texas, the ERISA consultants at the Learning Center Resource Desk addressed a common inquiry involving state-sponsored retirement plan programs.

By John Carl4/22/2015 • 0 Comments

Responding to a question from a financial advisor in Ohio, the ERISA consultants at the Learning Center Resource Desk addressed a common inquiry involving the definition of an investment advice fiduciary. 

By John Carl4/14/2015 • 0 Comments

Responding to a question from a financial advisor in Illinois, the ERISA consultants at the Learning Center Resource Desk addressed a common inquiry related to plan compliance errors.

By John Carl4/7/2015 • 0 Comments

Responding to a question from a financial advisor in Tennessee, the ERISA consultants at the Learning Center Resource Desk addressed a common inquiry related to plan fiduciaries.

By John Carl3/17/2015 • 0 Comments

Responding to a question from an advisor in Connecticut, the ERISA consultants at the Columbia Management Retirement Learning Center Resource Desk addressed a common inquiry involving the withdrawal of RMDs from retirement savings arrangements.

By John Carl3/3/2015 • 0 Comments

Responding to a question from a financial advisor in Wisconsin, the ERISA consultants at the Columbia Management Retirement Learning Center Resource Desk addressed an inquiry involving a DB plan’s funding level.

By John Carl2/24/2015 • 0 Comments

Responding to a question from a financial advisor in Maine, the ERISA consultants at the Columbia Management Retirement Learning Center Resource Desk addressed a common inquiry involving 401(k)-to-Roth IRA conversions.

By John Carl2/18/2015 • 0 Comments

Responding to a question from a financial advisor in Massachusetts, the ERISA consultants at the Columbia Management Retirement Learning Center Resource Desk addressed an inquiry involving 10b5-1 plans.

By John Carl2/11/2015 • 0 Comments

Responding to a question from an advisor in Idaho, the ERISA consultants at the Columbia Management Retirement Learning Center Resource Desk addressed a common inquiry involving automatic IRAs.

By John Carl2/3/2015 • 0 Comments

Responding to a question from an advisor in Illinois, the ERISA consultants at the Columbia Management Retirement Learning Center Resource Desk addressed an inquiry about a British pension arrangement called a QROPS.

By John Carl1/20/2015 • 0 Comments

Responding to a question from an advisor in Missouri, the ERISA consultants at the Columbia Management Retirement Learning Center Resource Desk addressed President Obama’s tax reform proposals that could affect retirement savings.

By John Carl1/13/2015 • 0 Comments

Responding to a question from an advisor in Minnesota, the ERISA consultants at the Columbia Management Retirement Learning Center Resource Desk addressed a common inquiry involving the tax impact of a Roth IRA conversion. 

By John Carl1/6/2015 • 0 Comments

Responding to a question from an advisor in South Carolina, the ERISA consultants at the Columbia Management Retirement Learning Center Resource Desk addressed a common inquiry involving available tax credits for retirement plan sponsors and participants.

By John Carl12/23/2014 • 0 Comments

President Obama has signed into law H.R. 5771, legislation that restores qualified charitable distributions for 2014. We’ve updated our Case of the Week post on the QCD situation, originally published in November.

By John Carl12/17/2014 • 0 Comments

Responding to a question from a financial advisor in Minnesota, the ERISA consultants at the Columbia Management Retirement Learning Center Resource Desk addressed a common inquiry involving the delivery of required plan notices to participants.

By John Carl12/9/2014 • 0 Comments

Responding to a question from a financial advisor in Nevada, the ERISA consultants at the Columbia Management Retirement Learning Center Resource Desk addressed a common inquiry involving a self-employed 401(k) plan participant’s salary deferral election.

By John Carl12/1/2014 • 0 Comments

The ERISA consultants at the Columbia Management Retirement Learning Center Resource Desk addressed a common inquiry involving a plan sponsor’s unease with handling certain plan administrative functions.

By John Carl11/24/2014 • 0 Comments

Responding to a question from an advisor in New York, the ERISA consultants at the Columbia Management Retirement Learning Center Resource Desk addressed a common inquiry involving the ERISA fidelity bonding requirement.

By John Carl11/17/2014 • 0 Comments

Responding to a question from an advisor in Pennsylvania, the ERISA consultants at the Columbia Management Retirement Learning Center Resource Desk addressed a common inquiry involving the tax treatment of IRA distributions that are given to charitable organizations.

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