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Podcast Discussion: Pastors and FCMM Retirement Plan

FCMM's Ric Stanghelle and Jerry Rich visit about pastors and lifelong planning for post-employment years.
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2021 Benefit Plan: Open Enrollment Until December 1

Once a year, the FCMM Benefit Plan offers the opportunity for already-participating churches to revise their agreement and for ongoing staff members to enroll.
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The Corrective for Volatility in Investments? Think long-term!

Most of us have heard the age-old advice for investing: “Buy low; Sell high”. While that adage may be accurate in its simplicity, it’s a mistake for most of us to pursue it as our big aim.
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CARES Act Provisions Available through Retirement Plan - UPDATED 6/25/2020 - ENDED 12/31/2020

The CARES Act added two temporary provisions that were included in the FCMM Retirement Plan for 2020 only.
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Managing Financial Life After Opting Out of Social Security

Four critical areas for financial planning of the SS-opted-out minister.
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FCMM Office Moves to Limited Schedule - March 17

Contingency plans have been activated to best serve FCMM members.
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Lifetime Fund (Option C) Rate for 2020 - UPDATE for April 2020

Option C provides a steady return, based on long-term portfolio objectives.
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Considering Opting Out of Social Security? Critical Issues to Review

Many young pastors, learning of the self-employment tax rate for clergy, have found mention by a colleague or a tax preparer of the option for a minister to be exempted from the tax and from the government insurance programs to be enticing. The minister should carefully consider the long-term implications of the irrevocable action.
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Ministers' Pay Essentials

Certain tax rules are unique to ministers. It's important for ministers and churches to understand how ministers' compensation is to be handled.
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Approaching age 72? Here's what you need to know about RMDs...

Starting by the year you reach 72, the IRS requires you to begin subjecting a portion of your deferred retirement savings to possible income tax.
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Video workshops on Minister Tax and Finance

Understanding the basics for pastoral pay and to become clergy tax savvy. Two similar workshops are available for viewing.
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Benefit Plan (LTD & Life/AD&D): New Option and Improvements for 2020

Long Term Disability and Life/AD&D insurance coverages enhanced for 2020.

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