What I Wish Every Prospect Had Considered Before Asking ‘Can I Retire?’
In part one of a series, the issues that investors should address well before they seek your sometimes heart-wrenching answer to this question.
Why College Athletes Shouldn’t Get Paid
In order to analyze the question, we have to put the “true” financial benefit of an athlete’s full scholarship into real-world terms.
What Bubble Gum Can Teach Us About Bond Bubbles
Like it or not, the bond bubble is coming. It’s just a matter of how big we’ll let the bubble become in our clients’ portfolios before it bursts.
Your Clients and Their Children: Solutions to Joint Bank Accounts
Here are three less risky, more efficient solutions to an aging parent's wish to make bank accounts into joint accounts with their children.
Your Clients and Their Children: The Problems With Joint Bank Accounts
Some of your older clients might want to make their bank accounts into joint accounts with their children. Understandable, but perhaps not wise.
Remind Clients of the Non-Market Returns You Provide: 7 Examples
Beyond the returns on their portfolios, chances are good that you’ve provided plenty of non-market returns for your clients. You may want to remind them of this value you provide; here are seven examples.
To Save Clients a Tax Audit, Consider $249.99 Charitable Gifts
As you and your clients prepare for tax season, you might want to discuss this charitable giving strategy with your clients.
A Toll Road as Metaphor for the Fiscal Cliff
As the country drives toward the fiscal cliff, a metaphor on taxes and capitalism.
Candy Economics at Halloween and Our Tax System
Should our tax system ration out tax-avoidance 'candy' to some while taking that candy from others?
An Advisor (and Client) Wish List for the Next President
Is it too much to ask for some simplicity, common sense and logic from our Commander-in-Chief?