How I Chose My RIA Custodian
I picked TradePMR after running the numbers on trading costs and fees, and things got better when it started using First Clearing.
3 Questions to Ask Before Going Independent
If you're considering going independent, as many readers have told me via email, ask yourself these three questions to get started.
With Likely Fed Rise Delay, Where to Invest Now
Equities may be the only game in town, but measured by Warren Buffett’s favorite valuation indicator, stocks are overvalued. Here's where I see value.
11 Steps to Successful Time Management for Solo Practitioners
If you’re an advisor working by yourself, organization is critical to building and sustaining your practice. Here's how I do it.
Under the Hood: Planning Opportunities From a Client’s 1040, Pt. 3: Retirement Plans
Concluding our discussion on how looking at clients’ tax returns provides value, maximizing deductions from IRAs and other retirement plans.
Under the Hood: Planning Opportunities on a Client’s 1040, Pt. 2: Deductions
Continuing to look at opportunities from client tax returns, we look at available deductions from clients’ gross income on their 1040s, including health savings accounts.
Under the Hood: Planning Opportunities on a Client's 1040, Pt. 1: Income
Viewing clients’ tax returns and suggesting appropriate changes provides value to clients while showcasing your value. Begin with the income lines on their 1040s.
Showing Your Value to Clients With Your Planning Software
If you're used to working with Windows, you can be more efficient using eMoney to organize client files and give them access to their data.
Forging My Way Toward True Technology Integration
Here's how I'm getting the disparate parts of the technology I use in my practice to work and play well together.
Under the Hood: Understanding Volatility and the VIX, Pt. 1
Asked and answered: Why investors should watch volatility, what exactly is the VIX and is it really predictive of future stock market movements.