Why NASAA Is Leading the Charge Against Elder Fraud
At least one-third of the enforcement actions initiated by state securities regulators involve senior investors, and NASAA is tackling the issue head on.
GOP, Democratic Voters Agree on One Thing: Stabilizing Social Security
Higher taxes are strongly favored over reduction in benefits, no matter the party affiliation.
3 Reasons to Wait Until Retirement for a Roth IRA Conversion
Generally, converting to a Roth IRA at a young age allows more time for tax-free growth. But there may be other factors at play.
Helping Retirees Dodge the Medicare Income-Based Surcharge
You can alter a client’s investments to generate income that is excluded from Medicare’s income calculation, but the time to plan is now.
The Critical Importance of Asset Coordination in Retirement Planning
Failing to account for Social Security in the retirement portfolio is a major fiduciary fail, putting the client’s retirement and the advisor’s business at risk.
Building the Modern-Day Stretch IRA: Proceed With Caution
The Supreme Court’s recent finding on non-spousal inherited IRAs has generated renewed interest in how to structure the IRA as a wealth transfer vehicle.
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.
5 ‘Whys’ for Commercial Real Estate Investing
Commercial real estate is a unique asset class that warrants consideration by investors given its many benefits.
Self-Directed Investments for Divorcing Clients: What Advisors Should Know
Many clients who receive retirement assets from an ex-spouse choose to invest them in a self-directed account. Here's how advisors can help manage those assets.
Retirement Safety Net Combines Variable and Deferred Income Annuities
Clients can reap the benefits—at a better price point—of market participation and income guarantees by combining a variable annuity with a deferred income annuity.