Don’t Make ‘The Godfather’ Your Business Model
Despite the much-repeated advice from the iconic 1972 film that business decisions aren’t personal, the opposite should be true for financial advisors, Bob Seawright says.
Fatal Retirement Portfolio Mistake: Confusing ‘Optimized’ With ‘Safe’
Moving away from guaranteed income options is a mistake, Seawright says: There's nothing "safe" about 95% success rates when failure means destitution in old age.
A Musical Lesson for Investors and Advisors
What happened when performers did the unexpected.
What Transparency Should Look Like
Bob Seawright asks: What if the financial advice industry were to truly free itself from "self-serving secrecy"?
The Age of Financial Secrecy Is Ending
Transparency is here, like it or not. Forward-thinking adaptation that takes advantage of the new reality is the key to survival.
Dear Future Me: Please Listen!
None of us is going to defeat Father Time, so send a message to your future self before your mind someday slips.
Wealth, Poverty and Keeping Perspective
For most of us in finance, life is good. But let's resolve to pay more attention to those who could use a little help.
What Advisors Think, Know and Can Prove
Let's make a commitment to truth and to continually checking our work.
Finance's Trek Into Forecasting Chaos
A decision-making lesson from Captain Kirk.
The Trouble With Investor Optimism
Retirees’ growing confidence has downsides.