Empowering Holistic Financial Planning Through Data Aggregation Technology

Holistic financial planning through robust data aggregation blog

Financial planning is rarely one size fits all. Every client is unique, with a variety of personal goals and challenges to overcome and achieve. A strong financial plan should always begin with a complete understanding of an individual’s overall financial picture. However, obtaining all client data can be a challenge. Most clients have non-advisor-managed accounts…

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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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Follow These 7 Steps to Provide Remarkable Financial Planning Advice

As an advisor, you want to provide clients with transparent, holistic views into their finances. The CFP Board’s seven-step financial planning process represents a complete workflow that establishes productive, long-term relationships. The appropriate financial planning software should be used to improve planning productivity and personalization. When executed successfully, both clients and advisors will see the benefits of developing a…

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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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What Prevents IBDs from Delivering an Exceptional Client Experience?

Independent broker-dealer obstacles to a great client experience

Independent broker-dealers across the industry know they need to deliver a better experience to their customers. Getting started, however, can be difficult. It’s important to first answer a fundamental question: What do clients want? How your firm answers this question will determine how you go about improving the client’s experience. According to a report from…

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