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Consider this: over the next 30 years, $30 trillion is expected to be passed down from baby boomer parents to their Generation X (1965-1980) and Generation Y/millennial (1981-2000) children.[1] And 66% of those children do not retain their parents’ financial advisors after they receive an inheritance.[2] As a result, many advisors are seeing their asset base – as well as the value of their business – shrink amid this generational wealth transfer.

According to a recent survey by InvestmentNews, advisor respondents said that lack of a relationship with clients’ children was the biggest obstacle to retaining assets passed to heirs.[3] Clearly, the writing is on the wall: to ensure the long-term health of their business, advisors must find ways to connect with their clients’ children and become...

Successful Advisors on Social Media: Follow the Leaders

This is a guest post by Amy McIlwain with Financial Social Media

They say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. It also happens to be one of the truest forms of good business, and follows suit in social media. There...

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Is It Time to Update Your Browser?

As you may or may not know, we recently launched a new website. A challenging aspect of website design today is the amount of different web browsers available as well as all the versions offered by each browser. Making sure the site works across all of these browsers is a big factor...

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Be prepared for questions about excess contributions and recharacterizations

The deadline is coming!

October 15th is the deadline to take care of excess contributions to IRAs and to recharacterize current year IRA contributions. Clients are often confused with both processes and require help. By knowing the IRS rules, you can provide that help.

Excess...

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RIA Roadshow: Coming to a City Near You

Registered Investment Advisors (RIAs) face an array of challenges in today’s highly competitive marketplace—not just to deliver returns, but also to win and retain clients, keep up to date with new regulations and make sense of complicated investment opportunities.

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