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Income Needed in Retirement Commented on: 5 years ago (April 27, 2009)

Snags - you're asking a serious & important question.  Here's my general experience:  3 stages to retirement.  First, what do people need?  In my part of the country, 100%...

New strategy working REALY well but DAMN IT! Commented on: 5 years ago (March 27, 2009)

You must check personal residence numbers against the DNC list -- if you call someone on the list, it can be big, big trouble for you.  If you are calling businesses, then you don't have to...

HIRE ME ? Commented on: 5 years ago (February 27, 2009)

It means he or she isn't a US citizen and may only obtain a job here if the employer certifies that their job skills are not available by hiring a US citizen. 

Anyone Else Thinking of Adding to Your Office Now? Commented on: 5 years ago (January 25, 2009)

Squash - thanks for sharing your experience.  I'm figuring I'd look for someone who doesn't really have the financial ability to go independent on their own and that I would take a piece of...

Starting out as an RIA Commented on: 5 years ago (January 21, 2009)

I'm going to jump in, as your original post talks about you becoming a "rep" of your firm and becoming licensed again.  Those terms indicate to me you would like to be an RR again and be...

Possible to start with an Independent? Commented on: 5 years ago (January 9, 2009)

I'm indy & in the past I might have told you that there were a few folks, including myself, where that might be a possibility.  But in the current economic climate, I'm looking to add...

A realistic benchmark? Commented on: 5 years ago (November 28, 2008)

Although the information you have received is relatively "accurate" it is also misleading.  When starting out you will need current income as opposed to future fee income, primarily so you...

What does revenue mean Commented on: 5 years ago (November 18, 2008)

Rep, I'm going to take a chance that this is a legitimate question and answer it for you.  It is gross income to the firm.  That much in new assets wouldn't even keep their lights on....

Have I been blacklisted? Commented on: 5 years ago (October 29, 2008)

anonymous wrote:It's 2:08 right now.  If you read this at 2:43 and it takes 19 minutes to drive there, I would suggest 3:02.
 
You might give him time to get out of his...

Does this seem accurate?? Commented on: 5 years ago (October 25, 2008)

It might be correct - there are tons of really small and even part-time producers who are independent.  Since there are fixed costs such as E&O, technology, registration costs, rent, etc...

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