Work Life

Byron Wien, Wall Street Seer of the Unexpected, Dies at 90

At age 80, Byron Wien compiled “20 Life Lessons” from a long career as a Wall Street soothsayer. “Never retire” was No. 20.

Leading Geneticist Tracks Nazi Loot

He sets aside time each week to find the silver Judaica his family lost to the Nazis during the horrors of World War II.

Writing a Bestseller Didn’t Qualify Her for a Mortgage

When “Maid” became a bestseller and then a hit Netflix series, it looked to the world like she had become rich. But getting a mortgage was hard.

How I Built My Lawyer-Loving Super Niche

Here are tips to help you build or expand your own advisory niche, no matter where you choose to focus. (By Jen Dawson)

Music Student in Tune with Life at Retirement Community

A young pianist pursuing two master’s degrees is benefitting as much as seniors through her unique living arrangement.

401(k) Loans Surge While Emergency Savings Dwindle

A new T. Rowe Price study has raised alarms about rising 401(k) loans and a dip in emergency savings.

More Americans Eyeing Post-Retirement Employment

More than half of all Americans — including 64% of Baby Boomers and Gen Xers — are open to work after retiring from an employer and would consider working indefinitely.

Advisor Helps His Granddaughters Become Independent Women

From accounting and cash flow, tips to essays by Maslow, Dale Carnegie and others, he’s covering all bases.

Who’s Trying to Steal Your Clients?

I recently attended the competition’s prospecting event incognito to see how they’re trying to lure pre-retirees and retirees. (By Bonnie Sewell)

Finding the Right Merger Partner

With her merger in the rear window, our columnist shares what worked for her and questions you may want to consider. (By Kimberly Foss)

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Study Reveals Insight into Affluent American Investors’ Mindsets

Key findings of the study include a noticeable decrease in financial security among affluent Americans.

Did ETF Investors Profit from Hamas Attack?

A U.S. professor stands by his research showing there was a spike in short selling of an Israel ETF leading up to the attacks. The Tel Aviv exchange says the research is inaccurate.

Ex-Wells Fargo CEO Sues Bank For $34 Million In Withheld Pay, Stock

The former CEO says the bank canceled stock awards and withheld a bonus he had earned before stepping down.

Black Swan Fears Drive Caution, Plus 60/40 Three-Decade Performance

VIX sees record trading as looming economic and geopolitical risks keep investors cautious about a potential return of volatility.

Carson Group: Still Too Few Women in Wealth Management

Its latest report confirms the industry has made little progress in gender diversity despite a lot of talk.

Supreme Court Seems Wary of SEC’s In-House Tribunals Without Juries

The Supreme Court discussed a case involving a hedge fund manager in which the SEC brought a civil enforcement proceeding that charged he mislead investors.

Annuity Sales Continue March Upward

Annuity sales are set to have another record-breaking year, based on results in the third quarter.