Under the Hood: How Much Life Insurance Should You Buy?
Most methods of determining how much, and what type, of life insurance a client needs are imperfect. Here's how I do it.
In Search of the Best Financial Planning Software: NaviPlan
After a two-hour demo of NaviPlan, my decision on which financial planning software to adopt has gotten more difficult.
3 Critical Reasons Your HNW Clients Need a P&C Insurance Review
Estate planning to preserve wealth is getting more complex, and if a client’s property and casualty insurance doesn’t keep up, you’re asking for trouble.
Help Your Clients Avoid Paying Taxes They Don’t Really Owe
The IRS won't tell you your clients are overpaying since the law assigns the burden of cost-basis reporting to the individual taxpayer.
Under the Hood: What You Need to Know About Wills, Pt. 3: Fiduciaries and Trusts
An advisor can play a key role in a client's estate planning, though tread carefully and respectfully around the estate planning attorney.
Under the Hood: What You Need to Know About Wills, Pt. 2: Real Estate, Bequests
Even though you as an advisor may not be the primary estate planning team member, you are in a unique position to add value.
Enhancing Creditor Protection of IRA Funds
Despite a recent Supreme Court ruling to the contrary, inherited IRAs may be vulnerable to bankruptcy creditors. Here's a strategy for stronger protection.
In Search of the Best Financial Planning Software: MoneyGuidePro
Is MoneyGuidePro the right financial planning software for you? It's got many impressive features, for sure, but also a few drawbacks.
Under the Hood: What You Need to Know About Wills, Pt. I: The Checklist
Financial planners should know how to review a client's will to ensure their wishes are met. Here's the first part of my estate planning checklist.
Don’t Let Clients Take Their Passwords to the Grave
Digital estate planning expert Jamie Hopkins on how helping clients safeguard digital assets benefits advisors, and how it's even more complicated than you think.