Why Clients Need Help With Family Governance Many clients don't know this area of expertise exists, but they know they need help with it, says Paul Pagnato, whose Pagnato-Karp Group works with UHNW families. Here's how advisors can help clients with family governance.
How Can Advisors Detect Lying Clients? Many of the methods commonly used to tell if someone is lying don't actually work, says Jason Voss of the CFA Institute. Here are some techniques to help financial professionals improve their ability to detect deception.
Is there a better model for retirement planning? Michael Falk, partner with Focus Consulting Group, explains why advisors should shift their focus from stockpiling assets to covering clients' expenses.
Why is it so hard to talk to clients about fees? Cathy Curtis, a San Francisco Bay Area planner and the founder of Curtis Financial Planning, explains how full disclosure can help bring the right clients through your door.
Management fees can eat away most of a fund's yields says Vanguard's founder; Plus, what you need to know about Medicaid and long-term care and how two men who saved the same amount for retirement wound up $234K apart
Converting a traditional IRA to a Roth account before year's end can be a great strategy in tax planning; Plus, the myth of the dumb 401(k) investor and the new wage base for 2015 Social Security taxes and benefits more »
Where should clients put income from a side consulting job when they've maxed out their retirement plan contributions?; Plus, one of the most important retirement decisions you need to make; And don't the next downturn undermine your retirement. more »
The IRS has released its new contribution levels for tax-deferred savings plans in 2015 -- and the higher dollar figures may mean more to clients right now than in other years, says CFP/CPA planner Karl Schwartz. more »