Writing and publishing a mission statement is the greatest step you can take toward making sure that your practice is in alignment with your values and with your firm's vision and actions. But you must live by it to achieve its full potential.
People want to age with dignity, and they want to be assured that they can be independent and free from being a burden to others in their retirement. The key for many to securing a dignified retirement is working a few additional years.
Every year, countless Americans with dementia fall victim to financial fraud and abuse. They face an increased risk of being taken advantage of due to their diminished ability to detect willful deceit and understand finances.
by Terri Eyden on Dec 17, 2012
Can baby boomers retire with dignity, or is it no longer in the cards? Financial planners have what it takes to help their clients – and themselves – avoid working into their 80s and beyond.
Most CPAs and wealth management providers would love to find a way to grow their businesses in a sustainable manner. One solution we don’t often think about is right in front of our noses – especially now, as cold and flu season has arrived.
Ever wonder what separates the most successful CPAs and financial advisors from the pack? Many industry-leading firms attribute their success to their ability to get the most out of year-end planning meetings and tax-season meetings with their clients.
Personal financial planning is nothing less than taking total personal responsibility for one’s life and to make and honor important promises to the people one loves. 1st Global Chairman and CEO Tony Batman shares how, during an epic battle against Stage 3 cancer, having a complete financial plan in place helped save his life.
by AccountingWeb on Oct 23, 2012
By helping clients leverage life insurance capabilities, financial advisors, CPAs and other wealth management professionals can significantly magnify the impact of their charity.
by AccountingWeb on Oct 23, 2012
Each household in America carries roughly $114,000 in debt ($13 trillion divided by the total number of households counted in the 2010 Census). Whether you cater to the affluent or have a lower-income client base, debt is a reality for nearly all of your clients.
by Anonymous (not verified) on Sep 24, 2012
Whether you own a local mom-and-pop store or run a global enterprise, all businesses that achieve sustainable growth have one important attribute in common – they never lose sight of “why” they are in the business.
In the face of rising competition, a stagnant economy and increasing demands from clients, successful CPA firms of the future will have to leverage their value and expertise to position themselves as the premier strategic partner for financial solutions.
The late American entrepreneur, author and personal-development speaker Jim Rohn said, "One customer, well taken care of, could be more valuable than $10,000 worth of advertising."
Plan sponsors typically rely on financial advisors or retirement plan consultants to benchmark their plans and evaluate plan providers. So it is vital for advisors who serve the retirement plan marketplace to have an in-depth understanding of what must be reviewed.
by Terri Eyden on Jul 26, 2012
CFP Board's consumer advocate Eleanor Blayney offers tips on how consumers can reclaim their long-term financial security by following a smart, pragmatic approach to investing.
by gailperry on Jul 22, 2012
While small business owners typically use defined-contribution plans with an elective deferral feature to provide retirement benefits to employees, defined-benefit plans may be ideal for small-business owners over 50 who are interested in saving a substantial amount of money for retirement in a short time period.
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