Advisors Focus on Financial Planning Needs of U.S. Military Members
Former Marine Rob Aeschbach says that for many young service members, concepts like saving and budgeting are alien, but advisors are stepping up.
CFP Board Request for Camardas' Client List Raises Eyebrows
The latest filing in the CFP Board/Camarda legal tussle is raising some questions about privacy rules, Brian Hamburger of MarketCounsel says.
The Secret to Turning Prospects Into Clients? Listen
As an RIA I'm in the business of rendering advice and solving problems, so with prospects I ask questions and listen closely to the answers.
Fiduciary Advisors Are in Peril: How to Fight Back
To combat the Wall Street-Washington lobbying campaign, fiduciary advisors must state in the clearest possible terms what fiduciary advice means for investors.
In Retirement Savings, Young Women Catching Up to Men: MassMutual
Women, especially millennials, are responding more favorably to retirement education campaigns than men are, according to MassMutual Retirement Services.
Clients Want Ethical Advisors. Are You One?
Steven Blum, author of "Negotiating Your Investments," says advisors’ duty to clients goes beyond a fiduciary standard.
Americans Would Rather Talk About Sex or Death Than Retirement
A study from Northwestern Mutual found that more than two in five Americans have not spoken to anyone about their retirement.
Can CFPs Really Be Fiduciaries?
To my mind, the onus for establishing standards for how CFPs should live up to a fiduciary standard fall squarely on the CFP Board.
4 Secrets to a Value Proposition That Lands Clients
Most investors say advisors all sound alike, Pershing found. Here's how to make your value proposition — your first impression — a memorable one.
FELA Combines Financial Literacy, Behavioral Finance for Better Outcomes
Most financial advisors seeking to cultivate long-lasting relationships with their clients are incorporating the principles of behavioral finance into their practices.