Financial Planning Software and the 7 Step Financial Planning Process

How Financial Planning Software Helps Comply with the 7 Step Financial Planning Process Blog

What is financial planning software? At the most basic level, any program that can complete financial calculations and projections across multiple accounts could be considered financial planning software. But given the near-universal perception that advancing technology should offer so much more, it’s reasonable to expect that professional financial planning software should accomplish more than a…

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How Three Advisors Engage the Next Generation of Clients in Financial Planning

Three Advisors Engaging the Next Generation of Clients

Many advisors know we’re on the brink of a giant wealth transfer. Over the next 25 years, $60 trillion in assets are expected to pass on to future generations.1 But have you thought about how you will engage clients’ children? If not, you’re not alone. When asked how often they meet with clients’ children, 54 percent of…

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Marketing Automation for Financial Advisors

Financial Advisor Marketing Automation Software

If you’re looking to grow your business in 2020, your strategy should include focus on some core areas—your client experience, building a digital presence, engaging your audience online, and implementing technology tools to help you scale those efforts. The client experience is probably one of the most talked about topics in the industry. With more competition, advisors are rethinking…

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How I Deliver on the Heart of Advice to Clients – Bill Simonet

How Bill Simonet Delivers the Heart of Advice

At the 2019 eMoney Summit, I presented to colleagues on how I grew my business, retained clients, and increased my planning fees. The Summit focused on the Heart of Advice℠, or the core of what makes an exceptional client experience. eMoney research shows that financial advisors who take this approach with their clients have seen…

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Helping Financial Advisors Understand Student Loan Repayment Options

Understanding Student Loan Repayment

Today’s students are faced with a tough situation when it comes to student loan repayment. I’ve witnessed firsthand just how urgently young students need something different from what the financial industry is currently offering. I’ve also seen how impactful sound financial advice can be at this point of a young adult’s life. Financial advisors who…

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Financial Planning Trends to Keep an Eye on in 2020

2020 Financial Planning Industry Trends

We’ve been reflecting on the most prominent issues that have reshaped how advisors approach their craft in recent years. Yes, we’re thinking about robo-advisors, but beyond that, we’re also interested in the implications of a decade-long bull market, demographic changes, and the persistent stream of advisors summoning the courage to strike their own path. How…

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Using Account Aggregation in Financial Planning to Grow Your Firm

Financial Account Aggregation for Growth

Over the 20 years since its advent, account aggregation has evolved significantly, making it one of the most robust client service tools CFP® practitioners can use. What was once simply a way to track investments has become an indispensable tool in the delivery of comprehensive financial advice. Demand for account aggregation is driven by our…

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