DOL Retirement Plan Noncompliance Fines up 33%
"Most employers and employees don't realize that serious violations can cause a 401(k) or pension plan to lose its tax-qualified status," a plan expert warns.
Some Friendly PR Advice for the CFP Board on Its New Test
There could be a perfectly valid scientific explanation for how a test can be shorter, yet just as rigorous, but the Board's explanation ain’t it.
Did CFP Board Shorten Exams to Lure Certificants?
CFP Board “maintains it wasn’t making the exam easier; the gut response of the community seems to disagree," says Michael Kitces.
Finke: Is Cash Value Life Insurance Disappearing?
Close examination reveals complexity—and opportunity—in life insurance buying trends.
How to Defend Against the Wave of Robo-Advice
Stephanie Bogan, United Capital's head of client experience, offers a defense against the increased virtual competition.
4 Big Trends You Can’t Ignore
The future always presents challenges, but also opportunities for those who are prepared.
Time Keeps on Slippin’
We fear the future and don’t like change.
Don’t Fear Social Media, Advisors Say
The “fear” over social media use has been “ridiculously overblown,” advisor, blogger and Twitterphile Michael Kitces told advisors at Schwab’s IMPACT conference, held in mid-November in Washington.
Kitces: Advisors’ Fear of Social Media ‘Ridiculously Overblown’
“A lot of what we [advisors] talk about on social media is far from what the SEC is scrutinizing," Michael Kitces said at Schwab Impact.
Devaluing Succession; People And Pay Pay-Off; A Kinder, Softer Planning Process: November Investment Advisor—Slideshow
What does an advisor have to do to ensure a successful transition with an internal candidate?