President-Elect Sandy Says FPA's Diversity Is Its Strength
A 25-year advisory industry veteran, Pamela Sandy takes office in 2015, says advocacy in Washington will remain a top priority for the Financial Planning Association.
The Process of Financial Planning: Time to Go to the Next Level?
I think it may be time to create a true profession of financial planning.
The Rise of the Financial Planning Academic
Doctoral programs in financial planning, and the academic research conducted by students and their professors, will usher in a new era in financial planning.
Raymond James Nabs $80M Wells Team in California
Two advisors join the employee channel in Santa Barbara with some $950,000 in yearly fees and commissions.
The New Challenge for the Next Generation of Financial Planners
The firms that figure out how to profit from “apprenticeship” planners, helping turn trained planners into effective salespeople, will be the ones that succeed.
CFP Board’s CE Plan Would Set Financial Planning Back 30 Years
CFPs who oppose CFP Board’s entrée into the continuing education space perhaps remember what the Board seems to have forgotten about how it was founded.
Tax Milestone Nears for Same-Sex Couples
There's a “steep learning curve” when it comes to understanding the financial planning implications of the IRS ruling, says planner Scott Grenier of Baird.
The Elderly Client: 4 Tips to Deal With Cognitive Decline
Despite the vivid reminders of what happens as we age — from forgetting to pay a bill to coping with a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease — the majority of Americans avoid talking to their children and families about planning for the inevitable.
Low Investor Confidence: An Opportunity for Independent Advisors
As the previous financial meltdown helped create the independent investment advisory profession, so the current lack of trust in the investment system spells an opportunity for today's independent advisors.
New Hire Roundup: CFP Board Announces Chair Appointments
This week in new hires, John Byrne and Bryan Hissong returned to Prudential Retirement, and Jac McLean was named head of distribution at Hartford Mutual Funds.