Why Dismissing Social Security in Your Retirement Plan Is a Mistake
When the subject of Social Security comes up during retirement planning conversations, both younger and older investors often greet it with a healthy dose of cynicism. Such discussions tend to in... Read more
Planning a Successful and Meaningful Life in Retirement
While about 10,000 Americans retire daily, most people seem to spend less time planning for retirement than they do for vacation. According to a 2016 survey by GoBankingRates, the result is that... Read more
3 Essentials to Consider Before Selecting a Business Partner
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
3 Keys to Effectively Connecting with the Next Generation
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
3 Common Pitfalls Wealth Advisors Should Avoid
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
Comfort or Confidence: How to Tell Which You Provide
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
What Does It Mean To Have Enough? It’s Up To You.
By Tim Maurer
How much is enough? It’s a broad question, yet it’s easy to find specific guidance on the amount of money you need to achieve a fulfilling retirement. Tim Maurer says instead of chasing an arbitr... Read more
What’s on your mind? Addressing Three Common Investor Questions
In 2017, global markets moved up most of the year, but that surely wasn’t the case in 2018. In fact, we haven’t seen that type of volatility in U.S. markets for some time. In this article, we’ll... Read more
Let Your Clients Tell You How You Can Deliver a Better Experience
In 2017, the second annual Investor Feedback Survey gathered opinions from nearly 19,000 clients of advisors across over 400 firms globally. The feedback provided insight into many aspects of a c... Read more
Hiring Decisions That Can Help You Grow Your Business
Growth has been a key priority for advisors over the past five years. And with 10-12% growth rates1, it’s not surprising that advisors are trying to determine the optimal staffing approach. Our 2... Read more
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