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Kevin Bonner
With all eyes on the federal government’s various efforts at reforming the fiduciary rules for financial advisors and administrators, attention may have slipped from the States.
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Think hobbies are only important for work life balance? Think again. Research shows that learning new skills can help you advance your career. Aside from networking opportunities and potential referral sources, having a passion outside your job can make you better at it. Here's how.
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A new DOL rule would allow multiple, smaller employers to band together to offer group retirement plans. To qualify the employers must have a common affiliation – they must operate in the same industry or trade or be companies with the same owner or be in the same geographic area such as a city or county.
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New studies show that Millenials (or Gen Z) are starting to treat the term capitalism negatively. How can advisors adjust their messaging and communications to avoid the negative feelings about capitalism?
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While they make for explosive interpersonal interactions, Presidential races may also cause concern among your clients about what impact a hotly contested presidential race might have on the stock market. It turns out those concerns are based in truth. Presidential elections do impact stock markets.
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Client communications can be more than one directional. One of the easiest ways to engage your clients is to include polls and surveys in newsletters and blog posts to boost retention.
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Think you’ll lose your mind if you read one more thing about the importance of networking? You’re not alone. So, if networking is a worn out welcome mat, what IS a tactic that can help boost business? Collaboration.
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FINRA has had a busy season, including consolidating its enforcement unit and allowing for e-signatures. Get up to speed on what changes are happening at FINRA and clients need to understand about those changes
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Not all retirees want a life of travel, golf and early dinners. Some retirees continue to work just as passionately in retirement as they did before they left their paying occupations. That passion has its benefits, but also its detractions.
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The side hustle could be a go to for saving for retirement for workers with stagnant wages. But before employee’s jump on the side hustle train, there are a few drawbacks to that ride that should be considered.
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However much meetings might be dreaded by clients, a meeting or education session in person may still be the best way to convey complex information about changes needed to a retirement benefits plan. How can financial advisor keep from stupefying their clients?
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With a strong trend of retirees finding warmer (and cheaper) climates to spend their limited funds increasing, what do plan administrators need to know to ensure they can communicate properly with retired expat employees?
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Tanking markets, employer bankruptcy, family crisis can all have a devastating impact on retirement and retirement planning. Advisors can help participants save for the unexpected.
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