Practice Management will help practitioners better understand and deal with the day-to-day issues they face in delivering personal financial planning (PFP) services. Practice management topics include compensation and fee arrangements, staffing engagement letters, and reporting recommendations
Published on May 11, 2010
Prudent Investment Practices A Handbook for Investment Fiduciaries - Factsheet
Prudent Investment Practices: A Handbook for Investment Fiduciaries identifies practices that prescribe a timeless and flexible process for successful investment management decision-making
Published on April 24, 2014
Illustrative Engagement Letter - Short Version
A short-form version sample PFP engagement letter you can use with your clients. Although you should consult legal counsel before drafting any client agreements, this sample will get you started
Published on April 03, 2012
Q & A with Joel Framson on the Fiduciary Handbook
Review a discussion with Joel Framson regarding the overall benefits of the Fiduciary Handbook and its significance to CPA financial planners and Personal Financial Specialists.
Published on August 07, 2013
Fiduciary Responsibilities for CPAs in Industry Q&A with Dan Gould
This discussion with CPA Dan Gould offers an overview of the Fiduciary Handbook and its relevance to members in industry acting as a fiduciary within the organizations they serve.
Published on September 27, 2013
5 Reasons Why CPA Financial Planners May be Avoiding Life Insurance
If you’re a planner who continues to avoid life insurance discussions with your clients, consider re-evaluating your personal objections to provide a more holistic approach.
Published on June 04, 2014
Client Letter Template
From time to time it is beneficial to send letters to your clients that include reminders about the types of services that you can provide them. As a special marketing benefit for PFS credential holders, a letter template regarding...
Published on April 09, 2010
Illustrative Engagement Letter
A sample PFP engagement letter you can use with your clients. Although you should consult legal counsel before drafting any client agreements, this sample will get you started
Published on April 03, 2012
Illustrative Transmittal Letter
Once you have completed your financial plan, it is important to clearly communicate your recommendations to the client to avoid confusion or mistakes. Use this illustrative transmittal letter to help you get organized
Published on September 20, 2010
Estate Planning Protecting Your Family, Providing for Your Wishes
Estate planning involves the development of strategies for protecting your assets, distributing them according to your wishes, and otherwise providing for your family. A carefully developed estate plan can help make the transition to a life without you easier for your family.
Published on September 30, 2010