Investment Advisor-September 2003

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  • Her Own Way

    Staff Writer

    Larissa Poindexter is the kind of daughter that every elderly parent wishes they had. As if visiting often and keeping an eagle eye on her...

  • B/Ds' Compliance Burden Gets Heavier

    Melanie Waddell

    Ask any broker/dealer what their biggest headache is nowadays, and they'll tell you it's complying with the deluge of new and proposed regulations by the...

  • Spreading Words of Wisdom

    Staff Writer

    Larry Swedroe says he's been "lucky in his career." A former vice chairman of Prudential Home Mortgage and senior investment banker at Citibank, Swedroe has...

  • Second That Emotion

    Staff Writer

    In his new book, Authentic Happiness, Dr. Martin Seligman, past president of the American Psychological Association, notes that happiness is the only human endeavor that...

  • Straight Talk From Ken Fisher

    Staff Writer

    Insightful and blunt, Ken Fisher is an enigma. He shuns conferences for independent advisors and industry associations. Yet he is arguably the best known independent...

  • Facilitating the Conversation

    James J. Green

    The FPA Retreat is a chance for members, including the leaders, pioneers, and deep thinkers of the Financial Planning Association, to get together in a...

  • Best of the Bunch

    Staff Writer

    In evaluating a mutual fund or any potential investment, the prudent advisor always looks at the track record of the investment. The longer it is,...

  • Art Appreciation

    Staff Writer

    Art collecting is a pastime that is regularly engaged in by the well-to-do and others who appreciate the best in human culture. Do you love...

  • DB Plans: Issues & Opportunities

    Staff Writer

    What's all this fuss about defined benefit (DB) plans? Aren't they ancient history? The truth is that there are plenty of DB plans out there,...

  • Getting Ready

    Melanie Waddell

    As an investment advisor, you'd probably wince in your chair if a client told you that he didn't carry automobile or homeowner's insurance. After muttering...

  • Time to Make a New Plan

    Mark Tibergien

    It's ironic, but in my experience there's no part of business management more misunderstood by financial planners than strategic planning. Time and again, I hear...

  • Learner's Permit

    Staff Writer

    Feeling listless, dull, uninspired, unbalanced, or out of control? Maybe you need a dose of new learning to bring the sparkle back into your eyes--and...

  • Group Think

    Staff Writer

    When a space shuttle is launched, it takes hundreds of people to make it happen. You've got one group focused on flight speed, another watching...

  • Paths to Success

    Staff Writer

    Should we choose to make our investments actively or passively? While the arguments are fast and furious on both sides, there is a place for...

  • Build Your Own

    Staff Writer

    Five years from now, separate accounts will be as common as mutual funds in the arsenals of advisory firms serving affluent investors. Today, however, many...

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