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Robo advisors have grabbed headlines in recent years with stories about how they represent the next wave of financial advice. Just two weeks ago, for instance, the San Francisco 49ers announced a partnership with the robo advisor firm Wealthfront. But the “rise of the machines” has so far failed to translate to a sea change in consumer preferences.

According to a recent Wells Fargo/Gallup Investor and Retirement Optimism Index survey of a nationally representative sample of investors with $10,000 or more in invested assets, consumers are more than twice as likely to use a dedicated financial advisor than an online financial planning website. One in five...

Why Advisors Should Care About User Experience

The industry is forcing advisors to think differently about their business. It’s important to not only think about the service you’re delivering, but also how you’re delivering it. In an online sense, this concept is often termed user experience (UX).

Why should you care about user...

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The Trade-Offs of Adapting Your Website for Mobile Users

By Dave Curry

I’m probably dating myself when I say that I remember the debut of the “Shimmer” parody commercial on Saturday Night Live and that I was old enough at the time to think it was funny. In the...

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The World Needs Another Greek Hero

By Joseph Giulitto

Hesiod wrote a few years ago- A spirit of competition, of “good conflict” that tends to reduce the problems of scarcity. (Hesiod was in favor of the rule of law and the dispensation of justice to provide stability and order within society. He spoke out...

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Risk for Breakaway Brokers Equals Opportunity for RIA Firms

By Joseph Giulitto

There are challenges aplenty in the world of the breakaway broker. From the obvious considerations of the market over the last decade, to the constant bombardment of the 24 hours news cycle keeping your clients “informed” of all the potential and peril that...

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