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Life Insurance: Elevate Your Practice by Integrating Protection Planning

Planning for a worst-case scenario is a fundamental component of every financial plan. For example, a pullback in the market can cause significant drawdowns in a client’s portfolio just before retirement. Or a loss of employment may force a client to liquidate investments to meet expenses. Scenarios like these pose a threat to the success […]

Why Long-Term Care Planning is Essential for Your Practice

Chances are many of your clients will need some form of long-term care during their lifetime. In fact, someone turning age 65 today has almost a 70% chance of needing some type of long-term care service and support in their remaining years, according to the Administration for Community Living, U.S. Department of Health & Human […]

How to Help Your Clients Replace Their Paychecks in Retirement

As your clients near retirement age, one of the questions on their minds is: How do I replace my salary when I retire? Many of your clients have spent decades receiving a paycheck and putting a portion of it away for retirement savings. But as retirement nears, clients may be wary about the prospect of […]

College Financial Planning: Adding Value to Client Relationships, While Expanding Your Business

Spring is a time of renewal and many high school seniors are looking forward to beginning the next chapter of their lives as they make decisions about which college they will attend in the fall. It’s also a great time to get in front of clients and prospects to talk about college financial planning for […]

Take Advantage of Tax Season to Review Clients’ Beneficiaries

It’s tax time and many of your clients likely are reviewing their finances and considering tax implications of their investments and accounts. While these topics are top of mind for clients, it’s a good time to reach out and suggest they also take the time to review their beneficiary designations on their accounts. This exercise […]

Beginning of the Year Tax Moves to Make

The 2021 tax season is quickly approaching. Most clients will need to file tax returns by April 18, rather than April 15, due to the Emancipation Day holiday in Washington DC. While we are already in 2022, there are still some things you can do to help clients save on their 2021 return while also […]

The Innovative Aspects of Structured Notes

Today many clients have challenges trying to generate income while limiting risk in the current low-interest rate environment. One possibility to consider for clients with the appropriate risk profile is structured notes. What are Structured Notes? Structured notes are securities issued by financial institutions whose returns are based on equity indices, a single equity security, […]

Optimizing Your Life Insurance Prospecting Process

Insurance is an important component of any financial plan. Traditionally, it is used to protect families in the event of an untimely death so they can maintain their lifestyle. It can also be used to preserve the wealth your clients have worked so hard to build and allow them to effectively transition it to the […]

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