Category Archives: Investments

Board Grants Year-End “Bonus” to Participants

In the recent meeting of the Board of Directors of the Church of God Benefits Board, the entity charged with managing the Ministers’ Retirement Plan, action was taken to grant a special year-end interest allocation to all participants in the … Continue reading

Posted in 12 - December 2017, Investments | Leave a comment

Trustees’ Fund Rate for 2018

In the recent meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Church of God Benefits Board, the entity charged with managing the Ministers’ Retirement Plan, the return on the Trustees’ Fund was set at four percent (4.00%) for 2018. In a time … Continue reading

Posted in 12 - December 2017, Investments | Leave a comment

Rate on Trustees Fund Set at 4% for 2017

In the recent meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Church of God Benefits Board, the entity charged with managing the Ministers’ Retirement Plan, the return on the Trustees’ Fund was set at four (4%) percent. For the past eight years … Continue reading

Posted in 12 - December 2016, Investments | Leave a comment

Board Grants Year-End “Bonus” to Participants

In the recent meeting of the Board of Directors of the Church of God Benefits Board, the entity charged with managing the Ministers’ Retirement Plan, action was taken to grant a special year-end interest allocation to all participants in the Trustees’ Fund. … Continue reading

Posted in 12 - December 2014, Investments, Retirees, Retirement Contributions, Retirement Distributions, Stock Market, Withdrawals | Leave a comment

Young Investors Have the Power of Compounding

Recent research compiled by Vanguard Investment Counseling shows those who start saving for retirement in their 20’s can save nearly double what investors beginning in their 30’s can put away for retirement. A participant who starts making contribution of $1,000 … Continue reading

Posted in 09 - September 2014, Investments | Leave a comment

Understanding the “Valuation” Process

Many participants in the equity (or stock) accounts offered by the Ministers’ Retirement Plan may not fully understand the process of how they make money – or lose money – in their equity accounts. While it is rather simple to … Continue reading

Posted in 04 - April 2014, Investments, Stock Market | Leave a comment

Accounting for Losses

For those who participate in the Benefits Board’s equity (stock) accounts, you may suffer a loss in any particular year – although that was certainly not the case in 2013!!. We are sometimes asked if you can claim, or deduct, … Continue reading

Posted in 03 - March 2014, Investments, Retirement Contributions | Leave a comment