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Janet Levaux
5 brokers who crossed FINRA in Q4
Article posted by Janet Levaux
In the quarter ended Dec. 31, several advisors were fined $5,000 or more in cases involving outside activities, personal email, and bad behavior that involved everything from using fake names for credit cards to lying under oath.
Mike McGlothlin
Industry Changes in 2017 and beyond
Article posted by Mike McGlothlin CFP®, CLU, ChFC, LUTCF
Regulation is only a small percentage of the changes that likely will force us to change our practices—and for the better
Danielle Andrus
3 wishes 401(k) participants want advisors to grant in 2017
Article posted by Danielle Andrus
As we head into the new year, retirement plan advisors should make sure they’re providing investors the service they need
Marlene Satter
How claiming benefits can greatly affect Social Security value for couples
Article posted by Marlene Y. Satter
Social Security can be worth more—a lot more, and not just for you but for your spouse—depending on when and how you claim benefits. It can also cost you both.
William Byrnes
Small business gets year-end relief for health reimbursements
Article posted by William H. Byrnes, Esq.
Small employers have long struggled to find health care solutions in order to both offer assistance in funding health insurance for employees and comply with the sometimes-onerous Affordable Care Act restrictions.
Brian Leising
Senior clientele? Six tips to open more life insurance sales
Article posted by Brian Leising
Unfortunately many advisors make only one product sale per household and  never ask their clients about other potential life insurance planning needs. If you were able to uncover the need for one insurance product, why couldn’t you uncover another?
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Melanie Waddell
DOL Fiduciary Rule could be halted 'within days' of inauguration
Article posted by Melanie Waddell
The Department of Labor’s fiduciary rule could be delayed “within days” of the new administration through action taken by Labor, instructions from the White House, or pending court cases.
Marlene Satter
7 top workplace benefit trends for 2017
Article posted by Marlene Y. Satter
Retirement, and the retirement plan industry, are both in flux, as workers struggle to save enough, employers look for ways to make them more successful at doing so and regulations change the way retirement plans and advisors work.
Marlene Satter
10 states losing the most retirees
Article posted by Marlene Y. Satter
When it comes to retirement, people look for a range of factors in where they’re going to live, such as cost of living (how far will that retirement check stretch?) to safety, health, weather and proximity to family or cultural and/or sporting activities.
Bob Clark
2017 Career Guide: Financial services explained
Article posted by Bob Clark
Exploring some of the financial services industry’s more confounding issues for those considering the profession -- as well as those within it.
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