If you are like many architects, you understand the value of saving for the future and proactively contributing to your retirement accounts. As a firm owner or as an employee of an architecture firm, there are many retirement savings options such as a 401(k) plan or an IRA product. But once retirement assets begin to […]
The Quarterly eNewsletter of The AIA Trust —January 2019
Do good relationships drive success? Architects have many tools available as practitioners, but often cannot hear each other. How can we learn to truly and honestly exchange ideas and information with others?
In case you missed—or just need a refresher—on the A’18 session, How to Start & Run Your Own Firm, check out the AIA Trust web page about Architects Starting a Firm, New in Practice. You’ll find a long list of free practice resources to help you on your way.
As of June 2018, there is not yet an association group plan nor customized health plans that the AIA Trust can offer to AIA members—but the AIA Trust is continuing to monitor the situation in the event that changes. The continuing Affordable Care Act (ACA) still defines only two ways in which someone can purchase private insurance: […]
It can happen to anyone. An event on a system or network detected by a security device or application: malicious activity that is attempting to collect, disrupt, deny, degrade or destroy information system resources or the information itself. As an architect, if you don’t think you need cyber protection or don’t believe someone would want […]
With everyone busier than ever, most of us are seeking a balance between our work and our personal lives. Technology now enables extensive communications and thereby opportunities that didn’t exist years ago. Nearly every practicing architect engages in some form of “virtual practice” today because responsibilities require it. So, is an entirely virtual practice now […]
Confused over the differences between Long Term Disability Insurance (LTD) and Business Overhead Expense Insurance (BOE)? While both plans provide a monthly benefit if you are disabled and unable to work, the purposes are very different: LTD provides a monthly benefit to cover your personal expenses while you are disabled, whereas BOE provides a monthly […]
If you’re like many architects, you have strong discipline in how you work with your clients and manage your firm and career. Why not apply a similar discipline when it comes to saving for your future?