IRA Rollover Traps Lurk Under DOL Fiduciary Rule
Advisors must proceed with caution when discussing a client’s existing retirement assets to comply with the rule or avoid its application entirely.
Retiree Portfolios in the New Normal: The Envelopes Strategy, Pt. 2
Clients will need to undertake a paradigm shift in thinking, redesigning their portfolios to produce predictable income in the “new normal.”
Pump the Brakes: Why You Should Wait to Build a Billion-Dollar Firm
Today, $1 billion in AUM is the new $100 million.
3 Things to Avoid in Salary Surveys
Structuring the compensation strategy for your financial planning firm is one of the most vital areas for firm owners to address to sustain a successful growing firm year after year.
Bitcoin's 'Hard Fork' Is Good for Progress
The community supporting bitcoin has long tried to avoid a so-called "hard fork" splitting the currency in two. On Tuesday, it happened anyhow.
Why Advisors Need to Be Working With Gen X: The Worried Generation
A Scottrade study found that 83% of Gen Xers say they are likely to seek professional advice about retirement planning.
It’s Time for a Summer Technology Refresh
As the calendar flips to August, things tend to slow down in the advisory business, making it a great time to take stock of where you are as a firm with your technology.
Defending Your Digital Data: Part 1
Cybersecurity is becoming less esoteric for advisors – something that’s avoided or relegated to IT personnel to handle. Increasingly, it has become front-page news.
Hire Top Next-Gen Advisors to Address Next-Gen Issues
The changing face of business often means new skills or new opportunities that may be uncomfortable. For many advisory firms, the looming challenge is modernizing their offices.
Centennial State Sets Cybersecurity Example
Justin Kapahi, VP at External IT, is excited about new cybersecurity regulations for financial firms that were recently passed in Colorado.