Should Advisors Change How They Charge?
Over time, good financial advice can make a difference of hundreds of thousands of dollars to clients — and so can how it's paid for.
Be Sensitive—Especially With Minority Families’ Cultural Differences
Demographers speculate that at some not-too-distant point, minorities will become a majority in the U.S. This means advisors are more likely to face cultural differences that will affect the plans they create for clients.
What Advisors Should Know About 80% of American Families
Married parents with children now represent only 20% of families. Here's what advisors should know to serve blended families, single-parent families and other "nontraditional" clients.
Avoid Assumptions—Especially About Family Members’ Roles
In modern families, the decision makers may not be who you assume they are.
Thriving in Tomorrowland: How Advisors Can Adapt to Change
Forty-five years after Alvin Toffler warned us of future shock, four experts suggest how to prosper in today's tsunami of change.
Three Rules of Moral Behavior
Ronald Duska is a recognized leader in helping business executives and financial professionals learn the principles of ethical decision making.
Why Such Distrust?
Financial services continues to be the least trusted industry globally, according to the 2014 Edelman Trust Barometer.
Aiding and Abetting: How Client Wrongdoing Can Hurt You
Most financial advisors would refuse to aid and abet a client in breaking the law. But sometimes the situation isn't so clear-cut.
Earning Credentials in LGBT Planning
What holds back same-sex couples with good incomes from working with financial planners?
Rainbow Warriors: Working With LGBT Clients
Investment Advisor’s February cover story focuses on how LGBT clients need help protecting their finances from a blitz of varying state laws.