Are You Ready for T+2?
The shorter settlement period for trades — two days instead of three — has implications for financial advisors.
When Should Small Businesses Convert SEPs to 401(k)s?
Some small business owners may have started out with a SEP IRA for convenience, but circumstances change.
What to Do When Clients Lie
"Working With Difficult People" author Raphael Lapin talks to ThinkAdvisor about how advisors can handle dishonesty from clients, co-workers and bosses.
5 Key Ideas for New Insurance Agents
Have you just gotten into this industry and are wondering where to start? Try this article.
Tax Credit Boost Could Increase Small-Business Retirement Plans: LPL
LPL surveyed 791 small businesses with 25 to 99 employees to find out how to increase access to retirement savings.
Pump the Brakes: Why You Should Wait to Build a Billion-Dollar Firm
Today, $1 billion in AUM is the new $100 million.
How Edelman Keeps Its Clients Happy (Without Cutting Fees)
Edelman Financial's clients range from middle-income to high-net-worth, and fees are 2% for some. CEO Ryan Parker discusses the two keys to the firm’s growth.
The Price for Advice Is Changing
Consumer costs are falling, but advisors themselves are not seeing compression.
Performance vs. Tenure: A Lesson in Employee Evaluation
A firm is not leveraging its true talent pool if it promotes advisors based on tenure alone.
Behind the Numbers
Financial advisors should read the myriad of industry studies and surveys that come out each year with a grain or two of salt.