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4 Ways to Use Capital Funding to Transform Your Advisory Firm

Explore these real-life examples that illustrate how you could tap into various financing options to help with your next big endeavor.

Outsourcing Investment Management to Elevate Your Business

Outsourcing investment management may help you save time. Ask yourself these questions to determine if it's a good move for you.

Retirement Planning with the Proceeds of a Business Sale

Help your business-owner client map a strategy that provides income and security in retirement.

‘Tech Debt’ and Fear Limit Many Practices

RIA firms must make long-term strategic decisions about growth and technology to navigate an increasingly competitive landscape.(By Michael Casciano)

SEC’s New Shorter Settlement Cycle Aids Investors

Trimming clearance and settlement on trades to one day — referred to as T+1 — means clients selling securities now receive their cash sooner.

Are Bucket Lists Overrated?

As I contemplate, “Where to from here?” at 86, I realize it’s the day-to-day things that spark happiness. (By David I. Leo)

Six-Step Checklist Helps Build Deeper Client Relationships

You are a financial advisor, not a social worker. Yet helping clients build social connections in retirement will show them you care. (By Dave Buck)

Los Angeles County Launches Ambitious Plan To Tackle Medical Debt

Medical debt affects four in 10 adults in the U.S., and nearly 75% owe some or all of it to hospitals, according to researchers.

Six Alternatives to Buying a Beach House

Discussing clients’ retirement dreams can help them make the best decision for their desired lifestyle and budget. (By Bryce Sanders)

Multinational Clients Can’t Afford to Skimp on Estate Planning

Wills, prenups and even surrogate children may not be recognized in other countries, and taxes can be a minefield.

Indexed Life Insurance: An Underutilized Savings Vehicle

An indexed universal life insurance (IUL) policy can be part of a long-term financial plan for investors with realistic expectations. (By Howard Sharfman)

He Fell Ill on a Cruise. They Handed Him a Bill Before He Boarded the Rescue Boat

The cruise line expected the passenger to immediately pay the full $2,500 medical bill iand doesn't accept "land-based" health insurance.

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Losing a Spouse Hits Most Women Hard Financially: Thrivent

Many widowed women had no financial conversations or plans in place before their spouse died, Thrivent's new survey finds.

Schwab Survey Finds Increased Opportunities for Advisors

Americans are most likely to seek financial guidance from an advisor, and three-quarters avoid social media influencers, the survey reveals.

The Sky’s the Limit for CEO Pay

Companies now must disclose how much CEO stock holdings increase when the market rises.

Advisors Boost Allocation to Private Markets as Client Interest Grows

Over half the investment advisors surveyed by Hamilton Lane plan to allocate 10%+ of clients’ portfolios to private markets this year.

Virginia Leads in Personal income, West Virginia is Last: WalletHub

A new WalletHub report lets you see how your state ranks in personal income for the top 5%, bottom 20%, and total population.

FPA: Financial Planners Still Prefer ETFs in Client Portfolios

The FPA and Journal of Financial Planning's annual trends survey also finds advisors are bullish on the economy, but only in the short term.