The IA 25 for 2014
This is our 12th annual IA 25 list, bringing together the most influential people in and around the advisor industry.
The Real Key to Harnessing Technology
Financial advisors need to remember that technology is simply an enabler: You must first set up your business to accommodate it—then reap the rewards.
Kitces, Moore Launch XY Planning Network
Members of the XY Planning Network will offer fee-only financial planning services on an “affordable” monthly retainer and work with clients virtually.
The Pros and Cons of AUM or Flat Fee Compensation for Advisors: Part 2
Is charging flat fees for advice really the “wave of the future,” or is it a recycled idea that gained little traction in the past?
Why Retirement Planning Is Not for the Passive
With so many uncertainties regarding Social Security, annuities and the “4% Retirement Rule,” an active approach to planning is vital.
4 Ways Not to Ruin Your Clients’ Taxes
Advisor and tax expert Less Antman says most people lose more money trying to reduce taxes than they end up shaving from their tax bills.
Finke: Should Retirees Be Stocking Up on Stocks?
The conventional wisdom of retirement portfolios is to gradually reallocate away from stocks with age. But new research says otherwise.
Securities America Rolls Out ‘Breakaway’ Model to Lure Wirehouse Reps
Reps can join it as independent contractors but work in a branch office.
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.