RIA Leaders: Top 20 Firms for 2015 Over the years, Financial Planning has been striving to make the annual RIA Leaders list ever more rigorous, weeding out advisory firms that take commission, have registered reps, are owned by big stakeholders. This years ranking calls out the most successful independent, fee-only players who have been able to say no to the big offers -- at least so far.
If your client is retiring due to boredom on the job or because it just feels like the right time, they may not be prepared; Plus, clients have two options in claiming lump-sum payments from Social Security. more »
The IRS has issued guidance clarifying the impact that a 2014 rollover of an individual retirement arrangement has on the one-per-year limit imposed by the Tax Code on tax-free rollovers between IRAs. more »
The changing nature of retirement for clients is an opportunity for firms. "Theyre still going to need advice, but the advice is going to take on a different form," says Merrill Lynch's John Thiel. "It is moving from investment advice to life advice." more »