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May 2016 In this issue...
- Practice Management: Insights from the SSG conference and elsewhere.
- Investing: Looking for a new client niche? Consider public school employees.
- Marketing: Introducing the most advisor-friendly 529 plan in the country.
- Parting Thoughts: The DOL's principles-based fiduciary rule could set a trend: principles-based laws and regs, saving us millions of pages of paperwork.
April 2016 In this issue...
- Practice Management: How to master the financial metrics that are becoming an increasingly important tool for managing your firm.
- Investing: Has something fundamentally changed about the commodities asset class?
- Marketing: Introducing econometric marketing.
- Parting Thoughts: A financial planner is running for Congress, hoping to give the profession a voice in public policy debates and create a financial plan for America.
March 2016 In this issue...
- Practice Management: Finance the first successor equity purchase at your advisory firm through a new program at Live Oak Bank
- Conferences: TD Ameritrade is changing the conversation about advisors vs. brokers
- Practice Management: Advyzon combines CRM, portfolio management and planning in one software package
- Parting Thoughts: When is the SEC going to shut down the brokerage world's shameful shell game?
February 2016 In this issue...
- Investing: Max My Interest and Performance Trust have introduced new versions of their services for the RIA/planning community
- Client Services: An inexpensive way to delegate complex Social Security planning--and the actual paperwork
- Practice Management: How hard is it to convert years of client performance data?
- Parting Thoughts: The next few years could represent the growth opportunity of a lifetime for your firm.
January 2016 In this issue...
- The New Hub of Planning Academia: The CFP Board’s new Center for Financial Planning has been touted as a diversity initiative. Here’s what’s really going on.
- Cleaning Your Tank: How do you create a healthy, productive work environment? Hint: It’s not all about the compensation.
- Parting Thoughts: The best financial planning-related books of the year