Starting new at LPL... would like advice. Commented on: 4 days ago (December 16, 2014)

First question would be, "How did you do during the three years you worked as an advisor?" That should help you answer the question.

Can you go cash flow positive within two years? Of...

Lawyer for breakaway advisor Commented on: 4 days ago (December 16, 2014)

For a local attorney, consider going to herskovitslaw.com and talk to Robert Herskovits

Raymond James - Market Q Commented on: 12 weeks ago (September 26, 2014)

I switched over to Market Q over a year ago and have been very happy with it. You can build multiple portfolios to tell clients in real time how their portfolio is doing for the day. With a...

Starting a B/D vs. Going Independent Commented on: 36 weeks ago (April 9, 2014)

Most of the independent broker/dealers are not going to force you to sell anything that you do not believe is in your client's best interest. You will probably have more flexibility as they...

Bank Broker Seeking Indy/Bank Hybrid Relationship Commented on: 36 weeks ago (April 9, 2014)

You are going to need a formal agreement between the bank and the broker/dealer. It can be done as an independent as long as you follow all of the rules and disclosure requirements for...

Entertaining the idea of going into Indy channel Commented on: 1 year ago (October 10, 2013)

Be honest. If you fudge numbers and the broker/dealer you join gives you up front money, it could come back to haunt you. Why take the risk of possibly ruining your career? If they find out you...

Having trouble projecting costs of moving to LPL Commented on: 1 year ago (August 9, 2013)

Your recruiter should be able to give you a very close estimation as to your year-end pay check if you provide projections for number of transactions for each product that you sell. The first...

EDWARD JONES---READ your Employment Agreement---Handcuffs and More Commented on: 2 years ago (December 7, 2012)

What are the consequences if you do not sign? If you truly want to be your own boss, consider making the leap to independence. Independent broker/dealers will go so far as to send letters to...

Minimum AUM for Independence? Commented on: 2 years ago (March 7, 2012)

You really need to first figure out how much money you need to pay your bills to survive.  Someone that has a financial cushion can struggle for a couple of years while they build their...

Looking to find an Indy rep that wants a junior.. Commented on: 3 years ago (September 8, 2011)

Try going to www.bradfordpine.com and giving him a call.

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