Should I Stay or Should I Go (Independent)?
There are a lot of issues to consider before making the move from a wirehouse or bank to an independent advisor.
Under the Hood: Medicare Premiums—What You Need to Know, Pt. 2
Understanding the premiums for Medicare parts A, B and D, along with some changes to the program from the Affordable Care Act.
Factoring Medicare Part B Premiums Into Financial Plans
Since I’ve built my own financial planning software, I can forecast clients’ Medicare Part B premiums as part of their future expenses in retirement.
Under The Hood: Medicare Parts A, B, C and D—What You Need to Know, Pt. 1
A primer on the four different parts of the Medicare system and their origins, growth, options and cost.
Under the Hood: Protection From Cyber-Crime and Identity Theft—What You Need to Know
Financial advisors are increasingly targeted by identity thieves, so it's more important than ever that advisors protect their clients’ assets and information.
Using ETF Trailing Stop Orders in Portfolios: Watch the Price!
In building portfolios for clients, I like to use TSOs on ETFs, but I've seen an interesting dynamic at play that advisors should watch.
How an Advisor Can Outsource Money Management While Staying Involved
Managing money on your own takes a lot of work, but this outsourcing strategy allows me to stay involved while using the best managers.
When Outsourcing Investment Management Makes Sense
Outsourcing your investment management duties might not be as expensive as you think.
Discovering Daniel Kahneman’s Insights on Human Behavior
If you've ever wondered why people hold certain erroneous conclusions, this book will shine light on the subject.
The Federal Reserve Scene in Jackson Hole
The highlight of the Rocky Mountain Economic Summit for this advisor-turned-reporter: one-on-one sessions with Fed Presidents.