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August 23, 2018
What “Works” in Digital Marketing and Social Media Advertising for Financial Advisors

By Michael Kitces

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

Financial Planning

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August 14, 2018
College Financial Aid: 7 EFC Myths Debunked

By Joe Messinger, CFP, CHFC, CLU

The world of paying for college is an alphabet soup of abbreviations. The most important one for your clients to know and understand is the EFC. EFC stands for “expected family contribution.” Kno... Read more

Financial Planning

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July 31, 2018
The Hierarchy of Tax-Preferenced Savings Vehicles for High-Income Earners

By Michael Kitces

The Federal government has long incentivized saving for retirement and other financial goals by offering some combination of three types of tax preferences: tax deductibility (on contributions),... Read more

Financial Planning

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July 24, 2018
How Much Life Insurance Is Enough?

By Mike Olson

Last week’s schedule happened to involve more travel than usual. In the span of five days I found myself in Omaha (at home), Des Moines, New York, Chicago, and Denver. On each of those days I fol... Read more

Financial Planning

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March 9, 2018
Individual Tax Planning Under The Tax Cuts And Jobs Act Of 2017

By Michael Kitces

Major tax reform typically only occurs once every decade or few. But after a tumultuous series of negotiations in both the House and Senate, a final reconciled version of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Ac... Read more

Financial Planning / Practice Management

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January 2, 2018
5 Simple Ways to Protect Your Information Online

By J. William G. Chettle

This article is featured in the winter edition of our 360 Insights Quarterly Client Newsletter.  With major security breaches regularly in the headlines, such as the hacking of Equifax, Uber, Hya... Read more

Financial Planning

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December 14, 2017
5 Things for Financial Advisors to Talk About at Year End

By Loring Ward Team

It may be the most wonderful time of the year, but for financial advisors, it is also one of the busiest times of the year. While you are in the process of meeting with your clients to review imp... Read more

Financial Planning / Investing / Practice Management

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