How to Dodge the New Medicare Surcharge Bullet
The new Medicare “Doc Fix” law will subject more retired clients to the highest Medicare premium rates, but planning techniques can minimize the impact.
Managing the Risks of HNW Clients’ Global Travels
When wealthy people take a trip abroad, their jewelry, designer clothing, artwork, nannies and even their automobiles travel along.
Annuities, Insurance, Investments: A Triple Crown Retirement Income Strategy
Wade Pfau researched the best retirement income strategies. The winning combination might surprise many advisors, Robert Bloink and William Byrnes write.
Advising Couples Who Disagree on Risk Tolerance
Financial advisors must measure the risk tolerance of both partners and must not ignore the needs of the less risk-tolerant partner, usually the woman.
No Liquidity for You (or Your Clients): Tactical Allocation Funds
Remembering the wisdom of Keynes, advisors should consider the overlooked effects of the rising popularity of tactical funds in client portfolios.
3 Estate Planning Strategies for a Low-Rate Environment
Even with the generous $5.4 million estate tax exemption, some of your HNW clients can benefit from these strategies in the current low-interest-rate environment.
On Mother’s Day, Forget Roses Give Insurance
It is surely impossible to quantify the value of a mother, but neither should all her labors of love be taken for granted.
11 Steps to Successful Time Management for Solo Practitioners
If you’re an advisor working by yourself, organization is critical to building and sustaining your practice. Here's how I do it.
Let the Robots Do Your Taxes
Capital gains taxes are a far trickier beast than passive asset allocation—so tricky, only a robot might be able to defeat it.
The 3 Top Risks to Client Art Collections
HNW families don't always manage the physical risks to their increasingly valuable art collections with the same rigor they employ when managing financial investment risk.