A Subtle Benefit of Being an Independent Advisor
With no manager expecting higher “production” as you research stocks or bonds, you can actually pick what’s best for those clients.
Millennials and Attorneys Make the Same 4 Financial Mistakes
Many successful people cannot dedicate the time required to handle finances well, but these four mistakes are easily avoidable.
In New Fiduciary World, Should Governance of the CFP Board Be Tweaked?
A veteran planner who spent quality time on the CFP Board and FINRA arb boards suggests CFPs themselves should control the direction of the profession.
Anatomy of an IRS Phone Scam
Despite the IRS' attempts to shut it down, this scam keeps reappearing. Make sure your clients don't fall for it.
Talking to Your Clients About Performance
Too often when talking about performance, clients receive their information upside down, and it never gets flipped so they can see it correctly.
Community College Students: New Source of Financial Planners?
The American College's Ajamu Loving is looking to expand academic partnerships with community colleges to achieve multiple goals, including cultivating more advisors.
After the DOL Fiduciary Rule, Enter the Fee-Based Variable Annuity
The long-suffering product class may be ripe for a comeback as hefty VA commissions are frowned upon under the DOL rule.
How to Reach Out Digitally to Your Clients’ Children
Even advisors who believe their personal and professional relationships with clients couldn’t be stronger are likely leaving relationships untapped and assets on the table.
4 Useful Hacks for the SEC’s IAPD Disclosure Site
These IAPD tips can be as valuable to you and your firm as they are to investors checking you out.
Celebrate July 4 — and Speak Out for Fiduciaries
Enjoy the barbecue, and also vow to speak out and help ensure industry lobbyists don’t become the public face of fiduciary advisors.