Despite women controlling 80% of all purchasing decisions, only one quarter of financial advisors are women. However, the financial advisory profession is one truly suited to women’s innate abilities to be empathizers and relationship builders.
In today’s blog post, Amy Sitnick provides ten ways women advisors can thrive and succeed through marketing.
We’ve been writing a lot about incorporating technology into advisory practices. Today, we are going to do something different. Instead of sharing our thoughts and experiences around advisor technology, John Anderson interviews two advisors who are walking the walk. Mike Ptaszenski, CFP® and Steve Erfle, CFP® are the co-founders of Thrive Wealth Management in Audubon, PA.
Read today’s blog for ways this advisory firm is using technology to communicate and service clients.
Just recently, the Federal Reserve (the Fed) concluded another routine two day Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting (meetings are about every eight weeks) where they decided, once again, to keep the Federal Fund Rate at nearly zero. This time, they cited “recent global economic and financial developments” as the reason for standing still.
But what is the federal funds rate and how did it get so low? Find out in today’s blog post from John Frownfelter. You’ll also hear good reminders to tell clients who want to take action when the market is volatile.
SEI recently presented a series of three webinars otherwise known as the “Tax Academy.” Hosted by SEI’s own Tax Doctor, Dean Mioli focused on tax return fundamentals, tax-managed investment strategies and charitable transfers.
For highlights presented during the webinars, as well as Q&A from the third webinar installment, watch today’s video blog with Dean. What questions do you have for the Tax Doctor? Leave a comment at the bottom of today’s blog.
One of the banes of any advisor’s work life is scheduling meetings and calls with clients. However, new tools are available that can help you (and your clients!) move past the duel of email Battleship®.
In today’s post, Raef Lee lays out the landscape of scheduling software and how advisors can use these programs for regular client communication. Get ready to feel more productive and efficient!
Traditionally, financial plans have always been created “on behalf of” or “for” the client, not with the client. The plan is presented and almost immediately forgotten by the client, as they go back to their busy lives.
John Anderson helps you fight back against this trend in today’s blog, and provides three ways build a financial plan together and for the long term.
Think you know everything about millennials? Think again. In today’s blog post, John Anderson welcomes Missy Pohlig as an regular contributor to the blog and Missy shows why millennials have been a catalyst for positive change in other industries and how she thinks they’re going to make the financial advisory industry better. What do you think?
Share your comments and help us welcome Missy to the blog. Be sure to connect with her on Twitter too! (@SEIMissyP)
If you want to identify the holes in your practice, ask yourself this question: “If you were a competitor, how would you sell against your own firm?”
In today’s blog post, John Anderson reflects on the current communication blitz seemingly aimed at investors who may want a second opinion amidst market volatility and provides five key questions to start looking at your offering in the eyes of a competitor.
As you know, we recently conducted a webinar on “Winning New Business Using Social Media.” Of course, I can tell you why social media is such a great thing till […]
It seemed like every day last week (and most of this week) we saw hundreds of point swings in the equity markets. Down 300, down 400, up 600, down again 400, and so on—the indexes looked like a super ball thrown from a tall building. And while the markets were bouncing up and down (and maybe still are), the best news is that it seemed that almost every advisor that John Anderson spoke with during this week said their clients were not panicking. Why you ask? Find out in today’s Practically Speaking blog.