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
When Clients “Need” More Risk Than They Can Tolerate: Adjusting Portfolios, Or Goals?
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
Technology … How Much Time Should You Really Spend Thinking About It?
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
Why (Prudent) Spending Rates Matter More Than Savings Rates
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
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
The Hierarchy of Tax-Preferenced Savings Vehicles for High-Income Earners
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
Should a Financial Plan Really Be Boiled Down to an Index Card of Advice?
Historically, getting paid for financial planning – not just to implement the recommendations, but for “The Plan” itself – meant producing a voluminous physical financial plan for which the advis... Read more
3 Investment Lessons from the NBA Finals
Another National Basketball Association (NBA) season is in the books and it concluded with the same two teams meeting up in The Finals as the prior three years. The Golden State Warriors defeated... Read more
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