Pay-to-Play Compliance Reminders for Advisors at Election Time
Remember Rule 206(4)-5 of the Investment Advisers Act? The SEC does. You should, too, especially if you or your advisory firm associates make political contributions.
Time to Follow Bill Gross Into Unconstrained Bond Funds?
A strong case can be made for such flexible funds, but before you leap, consider three key issues.
Dave Ramsey’s 4 Worst Pieces of Financial Advice
It is unfortunate that radio “shock jocks” influence personal financial planning. Dave Ramsey may be the king of bad advice.
Coaches Corner: 5 Steps to Creating Systems for Your Practice
Want to build a more effective team and a more scalable business? Follow these steps in creating a system.
3 Reasons to Wait Until Retirement for a Roth IRA Conversion
Generally, converting to a Roth IRA at a young age allows more time for tax-free growth. But there may be other factors at play.
Should the FPA Get Behind the CFP Board, or Go It Alone?
The FPA appears to be at a crossroads in its history, having to decide between two paths for its future.
Helping Retirees Dodge the Medicare Income-Based Surcharge
You can alter a client’s investments to generate income that is excluded from Medicare’s income calculation, but the time to plan is now.
Can Financial Planning Be Profitable?
Here’s how I make sure I’m at least covering my costs, and my time, in creating a new plan.
A 5-Step Process to Utilize Your Existing Technology: Adoption & Summary
Buy-in and adoption of both new and existing technologies starts from the top and radiates from there.
6 Steps to Using Social Media to Build Your Advisory Business
Being trusted, engaging and responsive on social media outlets are keys to success when communicating online.