May 19, 2015
As we step into the second quarter of this year, think about stepping out of your comfort zone to boost your business. Here are six suggestions to help you do that.
May 11, 2015
Many potential clients don't understand how a good advisor can help them meet their financial goals. These key questions can lay a foundation for a relationship.
May 1, 2015
Employee volunteer programs obviously benefit the community. What is often overlooked is how such programs can increase employee loyalty and engagement, ultimately helping your business.
Robert R. Johnson
April 27, 2015
By taking a "glass half-empty" approach on the fiduciary issue, regulators are doing investors and advisors a disservice.
Keith R. McMurdy
April 20, 2015
The Department of Labor's latest proposal should be fully digested and evaluated before public comments are sought by the agency.
April 16, 2015
The DoL's fiduciary proposal has been framed as a way to help the middle-class avoid excessive fees and bad advice from their financial advisor -- but is there enough transparency?
Michael Case Smith
April 15, 2015
As the DoL proposal enters the public comment period, here are two things 401(k) professionals and advisors concerned with how to comply should keep in mind.
Ron A. Rhoades
April 15, 2015
Some of the proposed exemptions could be so expansively interpreted that they permit the egregious conduct that bona fide fiduciary standards are designed to constrain.
April 7, 2015
Without millennials, financial institutions will find themselves in a precarious position in coming years.
April 2, 2015
Contrary to so much that has been written and said about the rise of the machines and the demise of human financial advice, the need and demand for personal, face-to-face, human advice will remain. Here's why.
March 30, 2015
Offering company retirement plan advice can be a shrewd strategy for advisors -- but first they must establish sound and compliant operations, especially in light of pending regulatory changes.
March 18, 2015
Beyond insurance options, a CFP/MD lays out the protocols advisors should follow to help clients best prepare for their later years.
March 17, 2015
Here are some of the top questions advisors have when they consider outsourcing parts of their business operations to a third party.
Dave O'Brien and Geoffrey Brown
March 11, 2015
The divide within the financial industry creates confusion that ultimately puts the financial security of everyday consumers at risk, write NAPFA execs Dave O'Brien and Geoffrey Brown.
March 5, 2015
The challenges women face -- earning less and living longer on average than their male counterparts -- greatly affect how they invest and what they're looking for in a planner.