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Module 6e

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Module 6e: Profit-sharing Plans

There are three basic approaches to funding profit-sharing plans. They are:

  1. Current (cash): profits are paid directly to employees in cash, check, or stock as soon as profits are determined.
  2. Deferred: profits are credited to employee accounts to be paid at retirement or upon other stated circumstances such as disability, death, severance, etc.
  3. Combined: part of the profit is paid out currently in cash and part is deferred.

Employer contributions to profit sharing plans may be made on a discretionary basis (as determined annually by the board of directors) or in accordance with a definite predetermined formula.


David's employer has a profit-sharing plan.

  1. How will David know how much his plan will "grow" each year?
  2. Will David have enough money for retirement?


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