Updated Wednesday, May 27, 2015 as of 10:01 AM ET

Grow Your Business: 6 Ways to Step Out of Your Comfort Zone

John Anderson
May 19, 2015

As we step into the second quarter of this year, think about stepping out of your comfort zone to boost your business. Here are six suggestions to help you do that.

5 Questions to Ask Every Prospect

Drew Horter
May 11, 2015

Many potential clients don't understand how a good advisor can help them meet their financial goals. These key questions can lay a foundation for a relationship.

Advisors: One Great Way to Connect With Gen Y

Andy Kalbaugh
May 1, 2015

Employee volunteer programs obviously benefit the community. What is often overlooked is how such programs can increase employee loyalty and engagement, ultimately helping your business.

Analysis: Regulators Selling Advisors Short

Robert R. Johnson
April 27, 2015

By taking a "glass half-empty" approach on the fiduciary issue, regulators are doing investors and advisors a disservice.

7 Rules You Need to Know in Fiduciary Proposal

Keith R. McMurdy
April 20, 2015

The Department of Labor's latest proposal should be fully digested and evaluated before public comments are sought by the agency.

A Fiduciary's Perspective on the DoL's Consumer Protection Proposal

Alex Assaley
April 16, 2015

The DoL's fiduciary proposal has been framed as a way to help the middle-class avoid excessive fees and bad advice from their financial advisor -- but is there enough transparency?

Worried About Fiduciary Rule? 2 Options for Brokers

Michael Case Smith
April 15, 2015

As the DoL proposal enters the public comment period, here are two things 401(k) professionals and advisors concerned with how to comply should keep in mind.

Analysis: Watering Down the Fiduciary Standard?

Ron A. Rhoades
April 15, 2015

Some of the proposed exemptions could be so expansively interpreted that they permit the egregious conduct that bona fide fiduciary standards are designed to constrain.

Yes, Millennial Bank Customers Justify the Hype

Mark Ranta
April 7, 2015

Without millennials, financial institutions will find themselves in a precarious position in coming years.

Don't Panic, Says RJ Exec: Robos Won't Replace You

Tash Elwyn
April 2, 2015

Contrary to so much that has been written and said about the rise of the machines and the demise of human financial advice, the need and demand for personal, face-to-face, human advice will remain. Here's why.

With Fiduciary Rules Pending, Get Your Compliance Act in Order -- Now

Carlos Guillen
March 30, 2015

Offering company retirement plan advice can be a shrewd strategy for advisors -- but first they must establish sound and compliant operations, especially in light of pending regulatory changes.

Create a Long-Term Care Plan -- Without Insurance

Carolyn McClanahan
March 18, 2015

Beyond insurance options, a CFP/MD lays out the protocols advisors should follow to help clients best prepare for their later years.

Time to Hand Over Part of Your Biz? 5 Key Questions

Shirl Penney
March 17, 2015

Here are some of the top questions advisors have when they consider outsourcing parts of their business operations to a third party.

Why Fiduciary Revision Is a No-Brainer

Dave O'Brien and Geoffrey Brown
March 11, 2015

The divide within the financial industry creates confusion that ultimately puts the financial security of everyday consumers at risk, write NAPFA execs Dave O'Brien and Geoffrey Brown.

Targeting Female Clients? Read This First

Craig Faulkner
March 5, 2015

The challenges women face -- earning less and living longer on average than their male counterparts -- greatly affect how they invest and what they're looking for in a planner.


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