Opening your firm to a more diverse client base starts with education.
Charitable giving might become the best way for wealthy investors to lower their taxes.
It takes more than just checking the boxes to see the benefits.
Here are some ways to prolong the good financial habits developed over the past year.
The U.S. profile is impacted both by ESG leaders like Microsoft and Berkshire Hathaway and names like Facebook, Amazon.com, and Johnson & Johnson facing ESG risks.
There is no one best time to take the required minimum distribution.
The American Rescue Plan includes some significant changes that can affect 2020 tax returns and planning for future years.
Here are seven boxes to check.
With this series, advisors can find a framework for helping clients meet sustainable investing goals.
Self-directed individuals made more changes than investors using professionally managed solutions.
Dedicate office hours, a time for "brain-picking."
A better understanding of your clients can help shift the trajectory of wealth-building for African Americans.
Company stock can be a significant wealth-building opportunity, but uncertainty still surrounds its role in a portfolio.
The answer is yes, but there are caveats.
We've doubled our coverage of model portfolios. These are our top picks.
Here are some tips to consider and mishaps to avoid when working with the LGBTQ community.
It’s one thing to call yourself an ally, and another to do the work.
A roadmap for conversations with clients.
The current asset-manager evaluation process only exacerbates existing inequities in financial services.
Here's how to address upcoming taxes for a variety of client situations.
Here are ways financial advisors can better understand clients' culture to bring about better advice.
If you don't have clients with student loan debt already, you surely soon will.
Cultural competency has major implications for business.
The surprising fact about direct rollovers and required minimum distributions.
The cultural competency of the financial planning industry is still in its infancy.
This is an investment that can pay generous dividends in the long term.
These selected sustainable funds held their own during a choppy year for the markets.
These loans can steer money to communities and causes that clients care about.
The backdoor Roth contribution is a viable tool for some but not all clients.
How to use decision-making aids in financial advising.
From speakers to sponsors and more, here’s what you can do about it.
What to expect.
An overview of our recent report that looks at the relationship between ESG risk and moat ratings and, using back-testing, how portfolios based on the two ratings might have performed.
In what ways should your approach vary?
Don't forget grants and options in your tax planning.
An applicable multi-beneficiary trust can solve some--but not all--of the challenges that the new act presents.
Vague tax proposals and a Senate runoff make tax planning difficult.
There likely will be tax changes next year under the new administration, but for now, we need to focus on what's already in front of us.
This new column covers how advisors can appeal to and help millennials and others.
Allan Boomer takes advantage of the industry’s inherent biases to uncover overlooked talent.
Knowing your customer is critical.
Our research explored three tactics for dissuading client fears about increased volatility.
Prepare for 2030's demographics.
It might be for clients seeking to provide a life income to a middle-aged or older individual and a significant charitable gift.
How to keep your (investment) cool when the future remains unclear.
The ins and outs of exchange funds.
Diversity improves our work and work environment.
The new law makes it more difficult for parents to set up an estate plan that maximizes the funds available for the care and education of their children.
The side effects of suddenly coming into money.