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December 11, 2018
Tools to Help Realize Your Year-End Charitable Giving Goals

By Jada Diedrich

As we enter the holiday season, we often feel compelled to evaluate, and frequently to increase, our charitable giving. This time of year, specifically, seems geared toward reminding us that givi... Read more

Financial Planning

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December 7, 2018
Who’s on Your Expert Team?

By Vince Crivello

Like many people in the U.S., I’m part of the sandwich generation, which the Pew Research Center defines as adults aged 40-59 sandwiched between parents who are older than 65 and their minor chil... Read more

Practice Management

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November 29, 2018
Why Combining Factor Premiums Makes Sense

By Sheldon P. McFarland

In a recent blog post we showed that the value, small cap, and profitability factor premiums can turn negative for extended periods of time. In that discussion we focused on individual factor pre... Read more

Investing

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November 27, 2018
When Clients “Need” More Risk Than They Can Tolerate: Adjusting Portfolios, Or Goals?

By Michael Kitces

It is a standard requirement in financial services that financial advisors must first determine an investor’s risk tolerance before making any investment recommendations for their portfolio. Yet... Read more

Practice Management

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November 19, 2018
There’s More to Thanksgiving Dessert Than Pumpkin Pie

By Karen Parker

Pumpkin pie may be the most traditional and popular dessert at Thanksgiving, but it’s certainly not everyone’s favorite. So, we went in search of a new pie for this year’s Thanksgiving celebratio... Read more

Practice Management

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November 16, 2018
Should We Keep the Faith in Factor Premiums?

By Sheldon P. McFarland

It’s no secret that a key aspect of Loring Ward’s portfolio management effort is capturing value, small cap, and profitability factor premiums for our clients. It’s also no secret that some of th... Read more

Investing

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November 8, 2018
Quarterly Perspectives Video: What Follows Market Highs?

By Jonathan Scheid, CFA, AIF

U.S. stocks were one of the best performing markets in the third quarter. During the quarter, we saw two impressive milestones occur in U.S. stocks: First, Apple, Inc. became the first $1 trillio... Read more

Investing

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November 1, 2018
What Advisors Need to Know About Cybersecurity

By Chris Stanley

With major security breaches regularly in the headlines, we wanted to take this opportunity to provide you with some best practices that you can implement in your office. Your CRM system could po... 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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October 18, 2018
Why (Prudent) Spending Rates Matter More Than Savings Rates

By Michael Kitces

The media provides no shortage of articles giving recommendations of how much households should save to afford retirement, from rules of thumb like “save 10% to 15% of your annual income” to more... Read more

Retirement

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