More Than Kin, Less Than Kind
Legitimate questions raised by Republicans should be answered.
An Alternative to FINRA Oversight
The SEC, like any organization, likes to protect its own turf.
Target-Date Funds’ Subjective Objectives
Until now, fund companies, rather than employers, have set unrealistic objectives that call for high equity exposure, translated to high fees.
The Quest for Tax Alpha
With the Bush tax cuts set to expire at the end of this year, advisors need a plan for actively managing Uncle Sam's upcoming bills for high-net-worth investors.
How ETFs Benefit 529 Plan Investors
Every investment vehicle is under scrutiny these days, and 529 plans are not immune. These plans are still in their infancy, and were just gaining...
An Advanced (and Unique) Investment and Tax Solution
A new and unique opportunity exists for advisors and clients to achieve significant investment and tax advantages. Cutting edge advisors who offer comprehensive solutions to...
Annuities: A Better Answer Than Social Security
Annuities don't exist in a vacuum, yet critics voice concerns as if annuities are compared to utopia, something akin to high returns, no risks and...
A PIF in Action
Consider the following Roth conversion situation: A client converts her $1 million traditional IRA to a Roth IRA resulting in federal tax at today's top...
IA Soapbox: B/D Marketing Departments Are Wrong
I believe the job of a B/D marketing department is two things: First, help the reps attract new prospects. Second, help the reps grow their...
Behind the Numbers with Sam Stovall As part of former President George W. Bush's tax-cutting packages passed in 2001 and 2003, the tax rate on dividends...