The Best Communication Strategies Come from ADHD Learning
Employees across the board are struggling to concentrate on work, let alone their retirement plans. One method to adapt to this new environment is to learn from those who are already familiar with this landscape.
Spare No Expense: The Priorities Competing with Employees’ Retirement Budget
Over the last year and a half, employees’ relationships with their retirement contributions have seen some significant changes. Why is that, and how can sponsors encourage good habits to stick and help others get back on track?
Is Adding An Employer-Sponsored IRA to Your Benefits Mix Optimal? Four Things to Consider
Wondering if your current benefits lineup can hit a home run with your current (and future) employees? Before you add an employer-sponsored IRA to the lineup of your 401(k), FSA and HSA consider these four things.
Myths About Marketing Post-Pandemic
Given all of the unpredictability, it might be tempting for advisors to follow some common myths about post-pandemic marketing. Here is a look at a few of the most common post-pandemic marketing myths we’ve seen and an eye on what’s fact versus fiction.
Summer Reading – Is It Time for a Book Club?
Book clubs popped up all over during the pandemic. Could a book club be an avenue to find new leads for your business? Here are a few thoughts about book clubs and marketing.
Third Quarter Starts with Three Compliance-Related Cases from the SEC Worth Reviewing
Quarter three of 2021 shows a trend that advisors should review with their internal compliance team including a recent win by the SEC in federal court and two administrative orders, one involving a $7.2 million disgorgement award.
Goldilocks and the Three Vendors: How to Assess Company Culture to Simplify Vendor Selection
Selecting new vendors may seem like a herculean task. Can you find an easier way to find a vendor that is not too soft, not too hard but just right, like Goldilocks’ bed? We think so.
Extra, Extra: Read All About Open Enrollment
Open Enrollment in remote settings got you scratching your head? Especially about the "extras" or "perks" of their benefit plans? We have thoughts.
Niche to Normal: Conversations and Considerations for Remote Workers
Now that remote work is here to stay, here are a few topics sponsors may want to have with employees who spend their time out of (literal) office.
Maintain vs Retain: Keep Clients by Borrowing a Page from E-Commerce
Advisors may be turning their thoughts towards maintaining their clients. While advisors and others in service industries focus on client maintenance, those in eCommerce focus on client retention. The difference between the two may provide some interesting insight into your client maintenance plans and point to where you might be able to improve.
Beat Your Client’s Zoom Fatigue
Clients are, shall we say, tired of Zoom. How can you or other advisors on your team still produce effective client seminars? There’s no quick answer, but a few solid tips from professionals discussed below may help.
What Else is New? Why Learning a New Skill Should Be At the Top of Your Marketing Plan
They say you can’t teach an old dog new tricks, but that might be because learning new tricks keeps your dog young. Here’s why you need to stretch your gray matter to stay on top of your client acquisition game.
The Latest Employment Trend? Quitting Your Job
Moving into FY 2022, retaining employees may be the biggest hurdle your organization faces. What’s driving the employee exodus, and how do businesses retain workers and attract new talent?
Cybersecurity, a Different Type of 401(k) Risk Assessment
Like everything else in the 21st Century, the threats posed to employees’ retirement savings are increasingly digital. Here’s what you should know.
Reading the Proverbial Tea Leaves? Is the Supreme Court Signaling Greater Consumer Protection for Financial Matters?
With a rising tide of concern over Wall Street’s growing disequilibrium to Main Street’s economic concerns, along with a Congress that is the human incarnation of a logjam, the Supreme Court’s recent opinions on consumer finance are worth a closer look.
Ready, Set, GO GO GO! Talking to Clients about Post-Covid Spending and Travel
It’s worth revisiting the basics with clients now, as the urge to splurge on travel, or any other “normal” activity. But the thought of stepping out is hard to step away from. With the behavioral finance of planned splurges and the following information, you can have a productive conversation with your clients, even if they are cabin-feverish.
Putting the “Ad” in “Advisor”
Advisors rejoice, because now testimonials can finally be used in their advertising. Here’s a summary of what changed, why you should do it, and how you can make the most of this new opportunity.
The 411 on FINRA’s Rule 4111?
With the SEC and DOL potentially making new rules, don’t lose sight of new regulations from FINRA that could impact you. FINRA’s newer rules warrant caution and consultation with counsel.