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Mar 18, 2015

I am Going Independent and Want to Gain Media Exposure

In the midst of conducting at least 100 tasks to go independent, don't forget to put together some press releases and contact local media to gain awareness for your new found firm!....More
Jul 30, 2013

ERISA 2013 Trends - Increased Enforcement, Confusion, Fear, Backlash

As we move into the second half of 2013, let’s take a look at some of the meaningful trends as the new ERISA regulatory requirements take hold. •June 2011: Towers Watson study revealed the following top three items on plan sponsors’ minds for the next two years: 1.Regulatory compliance; 2.Investment volatility; and 3.Vendor service....More
Jun 11, 2012

Career Risk1

It's smart to know your limits. Sometimes "No" is the best answer....More
Jul 30, 2015

Indie Advisors Say DOL Fiduciary Has Minimal Impact

Almost two thirds of independent advisors say they’re not changing their documentation processes in anticipation of the proposed rule’s implementation, according to a recent flash poll conducted by AdvisoryWorld....More
May 28, 2015

The FINRA Roach Motel: Dismissing a FINRA Arbitration

Motions to dismiss are integral to the court system – they give defendants the opportunity to sidestep hundreds of thousands of dollars in legal fees and unnecessary time defending legally baseless claims. As for the courts, it clears up the docket by allowing judges to only adjudicate legitimate cases, freeing up court time and....More
Jan 18, 2014

Top Insider Trades 1/17/14: MVC, SYRG, RHP, ACSF

Which stocks are getting attention from insiders?....More
Jul 31, 2015

Techno Advisor: The Alternative to Robo

SEI Advisor Network says firms should become a "techno-advisor" that uses technology to deepen client relationships rather than automate investments....More
Jul 20, 2015

Baseball—The Great American Past-And-Tax Time

A-Rod’s 3000th hit brings into play income, gift and charitable deduction issues....More
Jul 08, 2015

FSI Taking the Fiduciary Fight to Consumers

With advisors actively mobilized on the Department of Labor’s fiduciary proposal, the Financial Services Institute is now turning its sights to investors with a new initiative that gives consumers a chance to weigh in....More
Jul 30, 2015

The Healthiest Housing Market

Boston has the healthiest housing market in the U.S., including the lowest mortgage costs and least number of "precarious" mortgages, in a survey of the top 25 U.S. metropolitan areas. No award for guessing the least healthiest....More
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