Charitable Giving: Good for Clients’ Charities, Taxes and Financial Plans
Equity-owning clients with low cost basis positions can benefit from a tax-efficient charitable strategy that complements the overall financial plan.
2014 Advisor Hall of Fame
Now in its 24th year, Research magazine's eagerly awaited benchmark of industry excellence honors five.
Cold Call Script Writing Lesson
Let’s look closely at these two cold calling scripts. The first has a chance of success. The second has no chance.
PBGC Halts Employer Shutdown Cases
After complaints, PBGC said Tuesday that it is placing a six-month moratorium on the enforcement of facility shutdown cases.
Wealthy Clintons Use Trusts to Limit Pain of Estate Taxes
Bill and Hillary Clinton have long supported an estate tax to prevent the domination of inherited wealth. That doesn’t mean they want to pay it.
Tax Shelters and Abusive Tax Shelters: What Are They?
Tax facts experts look at tax shelters and abusive tax shelters.
Pension Advocates Blast Budget’s Premium Hike
“It is simply unacceptable that members of Congress of both parties...view pension plans as a piggy bank," American Benefits Council president says.
Cowabunga! Testing the Active ETF Wave
Actively managed ETFs are a fast-growing niche, rife with benefits and challenges.
4 Reasons Americans Skip LTC Insurance
SCAN Foundation, a think tank, looks more deeply at why Americans fail to plan for LTC.
What Should 401(k)s Cost? What Do They Cost?
As DOL prepares its fiduciary reproposal, a Yale professor’s letter has shifted the conversation to “Why are 401(k) plans overcharging participants?” It’s the kind of publicity politicians can’t ignore.