ASEA & Nationwide - Fun, Food & Frolic

The Alabama State Employees Association is in a bit of trouble:

In a report posted on the state personnel Web site on Aug. 21, the Alabama Securities Commission, the state’s securities regulator, described how the folks who run the employees association hit up their plan provider, Nationwide Retirement Solutions of Columbus, Ohio, for millions in, ahem, “endorsement fees.”

Some of those fees took the form of a Napa Valley vineyard tour, player slots for a celebrity golf tournament, first-class airfare, souvenirs, Chicago Cubs baseball tickets and, for the executive director, a handsome boost in salary. Other goodies made it onto the Alabama perk list, too, but you get the idea.

Scott Dauenhauer CFP, MSFP, AIF