Which candidate best represents the interests of financial advisors? Commented on: 4 years ago (September 7, 2012)

I was always told that the value of a financial advisor is in their opinions. Always have one - even if you're wrong.

For portfolio returns, I believe Romney is the better candidate for...

Series 66 TC - HUH? Commented on: 4 years ago (September 5, 2012)

Better get your training materials while they still have the Q&A of the actual exams!


Merrill Lynch PMD Trainee Program (Updated 4 years later) Commented on: 4 years ago (August 23, 2012)

That certainly is nice to hear. I'm finally going to have my 1st interview next week and I'm personally expecting the worst. If I have a plan based on expecting the worst, then I can be...

VA Trails when changng B/Ds Commented on: 4 years ago (August 14, 2012)

It will probably depend on the compensation structure for that product & payout structure with the new B/D.

For example:
Variable Annuity with B/D1 has option B payout: 4% up...

1035 exchange trades Commented on: 4 years ago (August 13, 2012)

1st: Read up on Glenn Neasham and re-read your post: "Client is a senior and not articulate."

2nd: Put the costs in terms of dollars and sense. The remaining surrender charge is...

done with advisory...few options Commented on: 4 years ago (August 9, 2012)

You need to make the connection of how your "relationship management" skills have correlated into proficiencies in these other "technician functions".

Read the E*Myth and you'll get a...

Cold calling resumes??? Commented on: 4 years ago (August 9, 2012)

Even if it's allowed... there's already a couple of firms that do that: Primerica & World Financial Group.

EDJ vs. WFA: For training and beyond? Commented on: 4 years ago (August 8, 2012)

EJ has a 'shotgun' prospecting approach. Open accounts with anyone that has $50/month or more to invest. You will collect a lot of unprofitable clients.

Think about it: $50/month A-share...

If you had the choice ML, NY Life, or PNC Commented on: 4 years ago (August 8, 2012)

Okay, I've got similar experiences to share and a different recommendation.

I've been in a credit union environment as an advisor. If you have A.D.D.... then I might recommend it. You...

where should I apply?? Commented on: 4 years ago (August 5, 2012)

Without experience, you probably won't be hired on by any of the major firms.

I'm in the process of interviewing with ML, but I have had licenses (now expired) and a current ChFC...

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