Author Archives: Pam Hopkins

Back By popular Demand - Let’s talk taxes…

This post, originally published in 2016, still has some great information in it about taxes.

As if winter isn’t dreadful enough for those of us warm-weather lovers, at this time of year another certain unsavory topic is likely to preoccupy our thoughts—taxes. You know, that necessary evil that everyone wishes wasn’t so painful? Since it’s on all our minds though, we thought we’d talk about a few of the common tax issues that come up regarding your LAGERS benefits.

Tagged 1099, disability, Employers, exemption, Members, Retirees, taxes

Your Personal Data Security…Priceless

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Tagged Security, cyber security, personal information

The Good "F" Word

Yes, there is a good “F” word; and the one we’re going to talk about is extremely important to you, whether you may know it or not.

Tagged fiduciary

Covet vs. Begrudge

 

Let’s think about these two words for a moment…”covet” (to yearn to possess or have something) vs. “begrudge” (to envy or resent the good fortune of someone, to be unhappy or upset because someone has something you think they do not deserve).

Tagged Retirement, Retire, Retirement plans, Financial security, Pension Health, Value of pensions, Retirement Security, pensions

GOT ETHICS?

“I think ethics is the most exciting topic in the world to talk about,” said no one ever.


 

I know people who actually cringe when they discover a seminar or conference they will be attending has a session on ethics. Some professions require training in ethics—for example, those of us with a CPA license must obtain a whopping two hours of ethics training per year. (Thank you Enron, Arthur Anderson, etc…)

Tagged Strategy, Goals, secure retirement, Secure, Security, Retirement Security, retirement planning, Retirement, pensions, Members, Getting it Right, Defined Benefit, Defending Pensions, compliance, ethics

Secure = Boring? So be it…

We might seem boring to some, but we're passionate about pensions and financial security.

Tagged Members

Let’s talk taxes…

As if winter isn’t dreadful enough for those of us warm-weather lovers, at this time of year another certain unsavory topic is likely to preoccupy our thoughts—taxes.  You know, that necessary evil that everyone wishes wasn’t so painful?  Since it’s on all our minds though, we thought we’d talk about a few of the common tax issues that come up regarding your LAGERS benefits.

Tagged 1099, disability, Employers, exemption, Members, Retirees, taxes

Auditors: Skunks at the Garden Party?

Tagged audit, compliance, Employers, fiduciary, finance, GASB, Members, Prospective Members, Retirees

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