Despite a ban, firms still offer clients money to not fight brokers' bids to purge their public records, lawyers say.
It’s not just about making money. Advisors do a big service when they help their clients use their money to improve their lives.
An imaginary look at how one very prosperous firm might approach a new set of standards.
Some advisors with less than five years in practice have achieved remarkable results. Here are some of their secrets.
Telling clients what it means to be a fiduciary is vital, but it shouldn’t come across canned and wordy.
Here’s how to assemble teams that meet their immediate objectives, but then go on to excel.
Contributed articles and social media posts on specific ideas can separate planners from the rest of the pack.
Advisors can provide valuable services when clients go through the process—and still get paid.
Joel Bruckenstein puts two applications – RIAglass and MyRIACompliance – through their paces. Can they help advisors comply with regulations?
When clients begin to decline, advisors should be cautious about family members who might exploit them.
Despite a law signed in late 2015, advisors who master the arcane rules of Social Security stand to prosper.
A new law ends years of last-minute renewals of the right to make qualified charitable distributions from IRAs.
Why one planner helps clients with everything from finding long-term care to community resources.
When a client moans about not having the hot stock of the moment in her portfolio, here's what to tell her.
Whether an advisor should steer clients into currency-hedged international funds is a very close call. Here’s how to make it.
Clients know that profits don’t always point up all the time. Don’t try and fool them.
Even as independent advisors rush to comply with new laws, they are also being urged to implement innovative digital tools. Here’s how successful firms are managing to do both—cost effectively.
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