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Wealth Management

Two Decision Making Systems

The change in attitude between planning and reality is similar to what happens when you set an alarm clock. You decide the most reasonable time to wake up the night before....

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Retirement, Insurance, Wealth Management

The Life Insurance Agent as Financial Planner

There are two major trends occurring with the insurance and risk management aspects of financial planning. First, many traditional life insurance agents are becoming financial...

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Wealth Management

Benefits of Behavioral Investment Counseling and Evidence-based Investing

If you’ve been in the profession long enough, you’ve likely encountered some variation of the saying, “Diversification means always having to say you’re sorry.”

The crux of...

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Wealth Management

Goal-based Financial Planning: Funding The Right Investments At The Right Time

Planning for the future requires setting goals. Whether it’s preparing for college tuition payments for the next four years, saving for a second home in retirement, or...

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Wealth Management

3 Reasons to be Excited About WMCP®

When I joined The American College of Financial Services in June 2016, I took a long look at the portfolio of designation and degree programs we offered and realized something...

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Wealth Management

Simulations: The Future of Wealth Management Education

Why do big clients walk away, and what can advisors and their firms do to hold on to important high-net-worth clientele? The difference between keeping a big client and...

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Wealth Management

The Philosophy of Goal-based Investment Planning

Most of us view our investment portfolio as numbers on a screen. These numbers go up, sometimes they go down. If we invest more in stocks, they tend to bounce around more and...

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Financial Planning, Wealth Management

The Lifecycle Approach and How It Helps Clients

Financial planning is the work of a lifetime, and the discipline of lifecycle finance takes the idea literally, using the human lifetime as an organizing principle for...

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Retirement, Wealth Management

Use the Bucket Strategy to Promote Successful Investing Habits

What Is The Bucket Strategy?

The bucket strategy is a way to think about asset allocation by conceptualizing a portfolio as a series of “buckets,” each of which contain assets...

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