John Kador

The REP. Index: Long-Term Care Insurance
Long-term care is required when a condition, trauma or illness limits our ability to carry out basic self-care tasks, such as bathing, dressing or eating. Here are some recent facts about trends in LTC insurance:
The 10 Best Podcasts for Financial Advisors 1
We have sampled and evaluated hundreds of podcasts to come up with the ten best financial podcasts of 2015 for advisors.
When Family Members Are Clients 6
There are benefits to working with family and friends, but peace of mind is rarely one of them.
The Puzzler #50: People in Common
What do all the people in Column A have in common that none of the people in Column B share?
When Advisors Have Advisors
Mutual advantages accrue when advisors enter into fee relationships with other advisors.
The REP. Index: By the Numbers
REP. Readers Do It by the Numbers
The Puzzler # 49: If-Then
Think you’re smart? Try these brainteasers that recruiters use in actual job interviews.
The REP. Index: Retirement Then and Now
How did 2013 stack up for retirement compared to, say, 1980? Timing is everything. The following statistics compare key factors facing recent retirees versus their counterparts 33 years earlier.
The Puzzler #48: Hidden Countries
Think you’re smart? Try these brainteasers that recruiters use in actual job interviews.
REP. Index: Financial Literacy 1
How financially literate are you in matters of annuities, taxation, retirement planning, IRAs and home ownership?
The Puzzler # 47 Part 2: Test Your Aging IQ
Researchers are finding that aging is not what it used to be. As people get older, friendships, creativity, earning ability and satisfaction with life can flourish. Test your knowledge of new trends in aging.
The Puzzler #47 Part 1: Pulley Puzzle
In the diagram above, equal weights are suspended by a pulley-rope combination. Assume there is no friction. If the structure is allowed to move to equilibrium, what is likely to happen?
Love and Marriage
Marriage confers big financial advantages to those who pursue wealth. Married couples have an edge when it comes to income, taxes, Social Security, inheritance, home ownership, dozens of other state and federal benefits, and even physical health. To better advise married couples, advisors should be informed.
You Need to Fail
Failure has emerged as a welcome teacher in other industries, but not yet in financial services. Here’s how to learn from “the other F word.”
Five Rules of Failure
Why do we go to such lengths to deny failure or downplay its importance? Failure is like gravity. It affects everyone.
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