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How to Save Huge Taxes with a Cash Balance Plan for Physicians

How to Save Huge Taxes with a Cash Balance Plan for Physicians

cash balance plan defined benefits plan pension physician families retirement tax savings Sep 07, 2022

Too often physicians will overlook benefits that can boost their retirement. A cash balance plan offers huge tax savings and is a type of defined benefit plan. So what are defined benefit plans, and how can a cash balance plan offer these huge tax savings? A physician who skips over a defined benefit plan could miss out on a large sum of money. Tune in today to learn more about how a physician can use a defined benefit plan as a pension plan.



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  • [0:51] What are defined benefit plans?
  • [4:05] How does the employer guarantee or decide how much money they put in?
  • [9:28] Where does an employee/employer start with a cash balance plan?
  • [11:45] What are the limits an employee can contribute to?
  • [13:15] If a physician decides they want to get out, is it easy to back out of the plan?
  • [17:20] Understanding a pension and seeing its worth is essential; they are really valuable benefits.  



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