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.
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.
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.
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.
Have the CFP Board’s Recent Punishments Fit the Crimes?
First, do no harm. Was harm done in the cases of Ron Rhoades, “fee-only” wirehouse brokers and the Camardas?
End the ChFC vs. CFP War: An Open Letter to American College CEO Bob Johnson
The American College should reposition itself to support the emerging need for deeper post-CFP specializations and niche educational programs for financial advisors.
5 Critical Marketing Questions Financial Advisors Must Ask Themselves
Many advisors spin their wheels when it comes to creating engaging marketing material. Why? Because they aren’t asking the right questions.