What To Do When Corporate Cousins Damage Client Trust

For financial advisors, high-levels of client trust are especially mission critical. That is why when a corporation/broker-dealer is smacked with a scandal it can threaten the core business of the financial advisors even when the wrongdoing was centered in a

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Is The RIA Route Right for You?

Is the RIA Route Right for You? Think before you leap toward the RIA status It sounds so appealing — going on your own! The freedom to run our own business, fleeing from thepressure of quotas and the mandate to

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Have You Put Hay In The Barn?

In simpler times a barn full of hay was a sign the farmer had worked hard and was prepared for the challenges ahead. This weekend I’ll compete in my 21st Ironman Triathlon. That’s a 2.4 mile swim, 112-mile bike ride,

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The Crash Finally Happened

The other morning I was out on my bike training for my 21st Ironman Triathlon. Going 30mph. Downhill. My front tire blows. My brakes don’t work. Here we go. It’s decision time – crash headlong into those mailboxes or go

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The X, Y, & Z of Generational Clients

Our perspective and priorities of earning, spending, and saving are typically shaped by our environment. Each generation defines its needs and aspirations based on the learnings from the previous generation and from their uniquely shared circumstances. Common literature and research

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