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Why Ken "I hate annuities" Fisher has a problem
Article posted by Jeffrey Berson
We have all seen it. The big advertisement from Fisher Investments: "I hate annuities, and you should too!" Ken Fisher is making a splash with this, but as is typical with this kind of promo, his "special report" is one-sided, very poorly researched and limited in scope.
Vanessa De La Rosa
13 insurance industry heroes you need to know
Article posted by Vanessa De La Rosa
There are many heroes in this line of work, most of them unsung. They run the gamut from executives directing 70 million hours of charitable work in a single year to visionaries working to transform the way we think about and plan for death to educators inspiring the next generation of workers. These are the true success stories, the ones that leave behind a legacy.
Joe Simonds
13 reasons to never buy an email list
Article posted by Joe Simonds
I get it. You need more qualified prospects to add into your email list. You would like to have more prospects raising their hand after receiving your email every week; however, the price of an email list comes with some big risks if you decide to take this email marketing shortcut. Let me explain.
Bill Coffin
6 feverish notions for fixing health care reform
Article posted by Bill Coffin
Medical liability reform, incentivizing health insurance and revisiting pre-existing conditions are some considerations to fix health care in the U.S.
Amy McIlwain
How advisor Brittney Castro used social media to successfully connect with women
Article posted by Amy McIlwain
I recently had the chance to sit down with Brittney Castro in Los Angeles to talk social media and digital marketing. Brittney is a certified financial planner and the CEO of Financially Wise Women. She has been incredibly successful using social media as a marketing tool, despite the restrictions and limitations that the financial services industry brings. Check out our interview below.
Julius Giarmarco
ING, DING and NING trusts
Article posted by Julius Giarmarco
An ING trust is short for “incomplete non-grantor trust”; a NING trust is short for “Nevada incomplete non-grantor trust”, and a DING trust is short for “Delaware incomplete non-grantor trust.” These are trusts where a grantor residing in a high-income tax state transfers income-generating or appreciating assets to an irrevocable non-grantor trust in a state that will not subject the trust’s income and capital gains to state income taxes (like Nevada and Delaware). In the typical ING, the grantor is a beneficiary of the trust.
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Frank N. Darras
Your client is approaching retirement age
Article posted by Frank N. Darras
Retirement is always a challenging stage of life, with insurance just a part of the obstacle course. Future retirees need to really consider health insurance, life insurance and annuities as part of their future retirement strategy.
Dr. Jack Singer
How life events can affect the insurance professional’s stress
Article posted by Dr. Jack Singer
Any and all changes that take place in your life — moving to a new house, the death of a close relative, developing a chronic illness, even taking a vacation — all require psychological adjustments. And the more changes that are required, the more stress results from those demands.
Dan McGrath
Why are companies selling life insurance in Walmart?
Article posted by Dan McGrath
It is absolutely mind-blowing that an entire industry that sells the solution to the biggest problem people will face in retirement —a problem the federal government reminds us of on a daily basis — would rather hang out in WalMart than actually help their own clients protect themselves properly for their financial future, while selling the very same products they own. The life insurance industry would rather go broke than sell people the solution to this health funding mess.
Maggie Crowley
Marketing hacks: Is it working or not?
Article posted by Maggie Crowley
Setting goals and measuring your performance is key to any good business strategy, and in marketing it can be used to test whether your current initiatives are reaching the right audience and meeting your goals. Here are three measurements that can determine whether your Web marketing efforts are paying off or not.
Tony Walker
The 7 costly mistakes your clients make with their money, Pt. 7: Buying into the anti-annuity hype
Article posted by Tony Walker
While annuities have been around for a long time, there is nevertheless a ton of misinformation about them. Here are misconceptions one through five. Misconceptions six through 10 will be covered in part two of this article.
Ike Devji
An emergency checklist for advisors and clients: essential legal and financial documents
Article posted by Ike Devji
Finding key documents under stress — or worse, having to have someone else sort through the entirety of the paperwork you have hoarded after an emergency, death or other crisis — is often impossible. This is the list of the most essential legal and financial paperwork that you should be able to lay hands on or instruct others to easily find.
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