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A broker leaving a job didn't think the training he got from his former employer was sufficient. His old firm disagrees and wants the costs reimbursed.

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Don't ask directly for referrals

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The simple analogy of a boat can help clients understand a sometimes complex investment strategy.

Exciting … or intrusive? New tools will let advisers monitor client spending

Data can be used to show clients in real time how big purchases undermine their portfolio planning. If my adviser had such access, would I still book that trip to Cuba?
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