As an architect, you know that starting with a comprehensive plan and building a good foundation is essential for success. You would never begin a project without a blueprint and process in place – but that’s exactly what many architects do when it comes to retirement planning.
The Quarterly eNewsletter of The AIA Trust —January 2020
On June 13, new regulations were released from the Federal Government which are intended to expand the use of Healthcare Reimbursement Arrangements (HRAs). HRAs are a type of account-based health plan that employers can use to reimburse employees for their medical care expenses.
The AIA Trust presented three sessions at the recent AIA Conference on Architecture 2019 in Las Vegas. But even if you weren’t able to make it to these sessions about starting a firm, running a virtual practice, and ownership transition, you can still benefit from them.
“Democracy is messy, and it’s hard” said Robert Kennedy, Jr. about the political landscape. Current trends in the built environment may doubly merit that observation. In a democracy where everyone has a vote and a say on a wide variety of issues, decision-making can get complicated. In a very similar way, technology is democratizing how […]
If you travel for your job or for pleasure – or both – travel assistance services are important to consider so you don’t lose your financial investment in your travel plans – or your life. But do you know what travel insurance really covers? There are two principal types of travel assistance service plans which […]
As an architect saving towards retirement, you know that employer-sponsored plans, such as 401(k)s and IRAs, are the best ways to invest for retirement. While both are good options, if you’ve already maxed out your contributions to those accounts and want to save more, an annuity may be a good investment to investigate.
When running a firm, you need a business continuity plan to ensure orderly leadership transition in case one or more key people leave, no matter the reason. Leaders, whether owners or managers, may leave because of retirement, death, a disagreement over strategy, or a job opportunity at another firm. Planning is crucial — and an […]