2015 Tax Cheat Sheet for Advisors and Their Clients
For tax year 2015, there are annual inflation adjustments for more than 40 tax provisions, including the tax rate schedules, and other tax changes.
A Fiduciary Standard May Leave Some Investors Out of Luck
The fiduciary standard may bring a higher level of service to some investors, but it may also inadvertently leave many out in the cold.
Make the DOL Fiduciary Headlines Work for Your Retirement Practice
Advisors can use the current media focus on fiduciary standards and retirement planning to fuel their growth.
Your Tax Planning Role When Clients Move to Another State
You may not be a CPA or tax expert, but you can play a key role in your clients' tax planning when they're planning to move for retirement.
Annuitizing the Inheritance: Tips and Tricks to Get It Right
Many clients wish to protect heirs by providing structure to the way assets are inherited. One commonly used tool can provide the solution: the annuity.
11 Reasons Why Putting Brokerage Clients’ Interests First Is a Bad Idea
The reasons raised by the brokerage industry against DOL’s fiduciary proposal are good, but out of the goodness of my heart, I offer some more.
White House Is Not Fond of Hidden Retirement Fees
The Obama administration says "conflicted investment advice" costs Americans $17 billion a year. Let's look at their math.
QLACs Change the Game in Social Security Timing
Insurance carriers have begun to offer qualified longevity annuity contracts, which can reshape a client’s entire retirement income planning strategy.
Deferred Income Annuities’ Flex Pay Appeals to Younger Investors
DIAs can provide protection against longevity risk through guaranteed income products that have previously been unattractive to the younger client.
Broker Movement May Well Have a Banner Year in 2015
Recruiting packages likely won't get any better, and watch for the continuing rise of the "Super Independents."