Compensation Disclosures ‘Taylor-Made’ for Conflicts
In a case strikingly similar to the one that spawned the widely covered lawsuit by Florida financial planners Jeff and Kim Camarda, the CFP Board notified a Los Angeles advisor that it had opened an investigation into his use of the term “fee-only” to describe his RIA.
Communicating So Clients Really Listen
According to the British bank Lloyds, the average person's attention span these days is five minutes. Does that startle you? It should.
Maximizing the Retirement Paycheck
Social Security deferral and a private annuity strategy make for a powerful income combo.
Get Ready for Clients Who Keep Living
Four scenarios for longevity and financial advice.
3 Ways to Boost Impact Investing, Spur Millennial Investors
Wealthy millennials are twice as likely as their grandparents to use their investments for social impact.
BofA to Pay $7.65 Million SEC Penalty Over Capital Overstatements
Bank of America will pay millions on claims that it overstated its capital by billions after failing to report losses tied to Merrill buy.
Financial Pros Just Don’t Get Millennials: Study
In particular, young investors find efforts to reach them on social media "creepy," a study by Oxford undergrads and BNY Mellon finds.
What's Next for ETFs and the 401(k) Business?
Blackrock's iShares will close 9 target-date funds and 9 other ETFs geared for the retirement market.
How Financial Planning Improves Investors’ Bottom Lines
My financial planning "software" stress-tests a client’s portfolio by calculating their federal and state tax burden for years to come.
3 Sentences That Explain Investing
While the market is still moving along swimmingly, here are three sentences to help ground advisors in reality.