Fortify Your Credit Union Exit

If you haven’t built a legacy plan, you could be missing unexpected opportunities and insight that could benefit your organization today, even before you leave. Maurice Smith, CEO of Local Government Federal Credit Union, shares the many lessons he learned from his legacy planning coaching and how he’s using his…

What Is Direct Indexing and How Can It Benefit Credit Union Executives?

Wes Johnson, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ practitioner and co-founder of ACT Advisors, joins Doug on “C.U. on the Show” to discuss direct indexing, a tax-focused investment strategy. The relatively new investment approach provides several benefits to investors, including tax opportunities, customization, and no-cost trading. Wes and Doug dive into the strategy…

Why Target Date Funds are the Wrong Investment Vehicle for Many Credit Union Executives

Target date funds are popular for many 401(k) plan participants because they offer an investment strategy that automatically reduces risk as one approaches retirement. They’re especially effective for investors who don’t want to self-manage their retirement assets and younger investors under 50. Further, target date funds align with the needs…

The Flaws of Target-Date Funds in Optimizing a Credit Union Executive’s Retirement Income

  Retirement Date Vs. Consumption Date A significant and distinctive factor is that TDFs align with an employee’s projected retirement date. Often referred to as the “glide path,” it makes sense to reduce your risk closer to your retirement to protect your savings if that’s when you plan to use…

Why Due Diligence Is Essential to Your Executive Benefits Plan

Credit unions charge board members with making decisions that are best for the membership and retain top management. One of the incentives they use is providing executive benefits and compensation packages that supplement an executive’s salary or bonuses. A common benefit is a split-dollar collateral assignment, a legal agreement between…

Webinar: Don’t Tell Anyone…But You’re Planning Your Exit Strategy

As a CEO or senior executive, exiting your credit union for retirement requires planning years ahead of your last day, mainly because your exit planning is more complicated than the average  credit union employee. For example, you have various savings instruments available to you, each with its own funding frequency,…