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The basics of nonqualified deferred compensation

The decision of whether or not to accept a nonqualified deferred compensation plan can involve a lot of questions: Can I afford to defer the money? Can I trust that it will be there when I need it? How should I invest it? How and when may I withdraw it?

This 4-part series on nonqualified deferred compensation plans digs into the details, and compares their features to other investment and savings vehicles.

The big benefit behind NQDC plans

The compounding benefits of deferred taxes can be significant.

Deferred compensation plans

Learn what nonqualified deferred compensation plans can offer.

Maximizing deferred comp

Learn to manage the timing and amount of income from your NQDC plans.

Timing deferred comp

See how to schedule distributions from nonqualified deferred compensation plans.

This information is intended to be educational and is not tailored to the investment needs of any specific investor.

Keep in mind that investing involves risk. The value of your investment will fluctuate over time, and you may gain or lose money.

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