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April 30, 2019
3 Essentials to Consider Before Selecting a Business Partner

By Steven J. Atkinson

Hiring staff and finding new partners can be one of the greatest enhancements — or the greatest detriments — to your business. In this article, I’d like to share a few insights and some things I’... Read more

Practice Management

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April 17, 2019
Planning Alpha – Mortgage Review Edition

By Steven J. Atkinson

The value of a planning-centric relationship-focused Advisor is deep and extensive, covering almost every aspect of a client’s financial life (and even many areas that aren’t at all financial). L... Read more

Financial Planning

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April 10, 2019
3 Keys to Effectively Connecting with the Next Generation

By Steven J. Atkinson

A common challenge among many advisory practices is an aging client base and trying to find a way to connect with the next generation of those clients. A 2015 Investment News study concluded that... Read more

Practice Management

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March 27, 2019
3 Common Pitfalls Wealth Advisors Should Avoid

By Steven J. Atkinson

Being a wealth advisor is an honorable job that is not meant for everyone. Wealth advisors can have an enormous impact on a family and the generations that follow. In today’s marketplace, we feel... Read more

Practice Management

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March 21, 2019
Comfort or Confidence: How to Tell Which You Provide

By Steven J. Atkinson

Do you know whether your clients feel comfortable or confident in their relationship with you? Does client retention and acquisition depend on how they feel? I hope the following message helps yo... Read more

Practice Management

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October 24, 2018
Technology … How Much Time Should You Really Spend Thinking About It?

By Steven J. Atkinson

I recently attended a conference where at least half of the speakers or vendors were talking about or selling some sort of technology meant to enhance the client experience. It seems that there i... Read more

Practice Management

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February 7, 2018
Where Advisors Shine (and Robo-Advisors Don’t): Individualized Behavioral Coaching

By Steven J. Atkinson

“The dominant determinant of real-life, long-term investment outcomes is not investment performance, it’s investor behavior.”   — Nick Murray, author When it comes to investing, almost ever... Read more

Behavioral Finance / Investing / Volatility

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September 15, 2017
Food for Thought: How Your Office May Influence Investor Behavior

By Steven J. Atkinson

It makes sense that what we see can impact our decisions and ultimately our health. A 2015 study1 was conducted to see if the types of foods on a person’s kitchen counter are associated with thei... Read more

Behavioral Finance / Practice Management

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August 24, 2017
Asset Management Redefined

By Steven J. Atkinson

Blink and your clients may find what they need without your help… If you’ve been paying attention the last 10 years you will likely agree that the role great advisors play in their clients’ lives... Read more

Investing / Practice Management

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August 5, 2016
Main Street vs. Wall Street — Why Investing is NOT Speculating

By Steven J. Atkinson

<!––>I was talking with an experienced Advisor and he said that many of his clients are concerned that the financial system is rigged against them — constructed by policy makers... Read more

Investing

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