What makes a broker successful? Age, experience, years at one firm, education--the more of all those things, the better. One other helpful hint: It's not where you work, but how you work that is important.
Pending legislation could clear the way for advisors with 401(k) business to sell financial advice to plan participants. On May 14, the House of Representatives passed the Pension Security Act of 2003, the first step to opening the door for 401(k) plan providers to offer investment advice.
Technology is a critical differentiator in today's digital age for running an efficient and effective practice. Those entrepreneurial financial advisors and wealth managers who are leveraging technology in their firms are creating better client experiences, improving cash flow, generating new revenue streams, and scaling their services....More
It's never too early to start saving for college, and for parents, grandparents—even family friends—529 college savings plans offer estate-planning potential, high contribution limits and convenient investment options, including target date funds....More
Global bond markets defied consensus predictions in the first half of this year. But with more muted returns are expected for the rest of 2014, investors already may have earned the bulk of this year’s returns....More
An increasing number of families in recent years have been investing in the renovation of their homes, but too many do not fully appreciate the range of risks involved – from unreliable contractors and worksite injuries to property loss, lawsuits, and family safety threats....More