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
Can You Win in a Lose-Lose Game: Tariffs and Trade Wars
“We’re On The Brink Of An All-Out Trade War!” “Market Futures Fall As Investors Anticipate New Tariffs!” “What Will Happen If Trade Tensions Escalate!?” Chances are you’ve seen headlines like the... Read more
Tim Maurer’s Top 10 Personal Finance Books
By Tim Maurer
Tim Maurer was assigned a task: put together a list of his five favorite books from the world of personal finance. He came up with 10. In this video, Maurer, director of advisor development for t... Read more
A Guide to Starting Family Financial Conversations
By Jeff Johnson
I’ve been a close observer of the way families make, communicate and implement financial decisions for most of the last four decades. In that time, I have learned that many individuals and couple... Read more
Investing Is Hard — Get Help from a Trusted Advisor
Some things are just too difficult or stressful to do on your own. Like a dietitian or a personal trainer, a financial advisor can help set up the right plan for you, then monitor and motivate yo... Read more
Planning Alpha – Mortgage Review Edition
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
Tools to Help Realize Your Year-End Charitable Giving Goals
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
What “Works” in Digital Marketing and Social Media Advertising for Financial Advisors
As social media usage continues to grow amongst financial advisors and their prospective clients, advisors are growing increasingly interested in whether spending money on social media advertisin... Read more
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