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This Issue's Theme: Small business retirement plans October 24, 2008  
Editor's Note
As investors across the country watch their retirement funds diminish in the current economic crisis, what roll are we as financial advisors expected to perform? Is there a way to stick our fingers in the dike and plug the leakage that seems to plague retirement plan investments everywhere? Do we encourage employees to sit tight and see what changes the market will bring? Do we discuss changing retirement plan arrangements with clients who are small business owners?

While many accountants think of themselves as reviewers after the fact, these are the times when clients turn to us for advice before things get worse. In particular, some of us may find our clients blaming us for giving them advice to invest in the first place. How are you weathering the storm? Add your comments to this week's stories, or drop me a line and let me know what type of retirement plan advice your firm is offering. If you have written letters or articles on the subject of retirement plans for small businesses, and would like to have them considered for publication on AccountingWEB, send them along - we'd be happy to share your information with our readers.

Best regards,
Gail Perry, CPA
Managing Editor
editor@accountingweb.com


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