Coaches Corner: 3 Ways to Avoid Social Media’s Time Suck When Prospecting
How to keep your social media prospecting from becoming just one more distraction
Why Disclosures Don't Work
Most retirement plan participants have no clue how much they're paying in fees, despite DOL's fee transparency rules. So why should brokers' disclosures work better?
6 Coaching Skills All Financial Pros Must Have
Coaching — different from consulting, advising or mentoring — can help advisors improve their practice and their relationships.
How to Maximize Post-Retirement Income: The Principles
Proper sequencing of withdrawals from taxable accounts, tax-deferred accounts (IRAs and 401(k)s) and Roth accounts can make or break a client’s retirement income plan.
In Search of the Best Financial Planning Software: eMoney
Hoping to decide on which software to purchase by next month, I give eMoney a try.
‘Strategic’ Lying: To Get the Job, Tell Advisors What They Want to Hear
We don't countenance dishonesty in the employment process. Rather, as a job candidate you should show firm owners that you can help solve their problems.
Are Deferred Annuities Becoming the Default 401(k) Investment?
The IRS’ approval of deferred annuities in TDFs makes it very likely that the prevalence of these products is about to explode.
3 Trades for QE’s End: The Strengthening Dollar
Who wouldn’t want to own the greenback? But for every winner there must be a loser.
Financial Planning Programs Clamoring for Latina Students
Young Hispanic women have been the "star performers" in William Paterson's financial planning degree programs and are highly sought after by other schools.
Why the FPA Can’t Win in the Broker Market
It’s hard for me to believe that FPA’s scanty record on CFP advocacy is the reason membership is falling while the number of CFPs rises.