The 7-Step Financial Planning Process: How Advisors Can Adapt for Compliance

The CFP Board’s new Code of Ethics and Standards of Conduct went into effect on October 1, 2019. This comprehensive update to the Practice Standards, the most recent to address the delivery of financial planning services since 2007, focuses on ethical responsibilities in developing, presenting, and implementing recommendations. CFP® professionals and advisory firms must understand…

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All in the Family: Engaging the Next Generation of Investors

Leveraging Technology to Engage the Family in Financial Planning

What do Charlie Sheen, Miley Cyrus, and Peyton and Eli Manning have in common? They all grew up in the limelight and followed their famous parents into entertainment or athletics. The world knows these celebrities now as famous actors, athletes, and singers. But before their children were famous, we watched Martin Sheen trek through Vietnam, Billy…

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Choosing the Right Technology is Crucial for Advisors Going Independent

Choosing the Right Technology is Crucial for Advisors Going Independent

Remember when Frasier stopped hanging out at Cheers and started a radio show in Seattle? The Jeffersons moved on up away from their old neighbor Archie Bunker. And con man Jimmy McGill evolved into Saul Goodman before he met Walter White. Like creating a spinoff of a popular TV show, breaking away from a broker-dealer can be a risky…

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10 Steps to Grow Your Business with an Engaging Website

What’s the most visited website in the U.S.? Facebook? (Everyone seems to use it.) Google? (How many times a day do you Google something?) eMoneyadvisor.com? (Especially the blog!) With 1.7 billion visitors monthly, the answer is YouTube. Since its first video was uploaded in 2005, the video hosting website has 300 hours of video uploaded every minute, and over 30 million visitors…

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