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.
Now more than ever, clients approaching the retirement red-zone want to consolidate their financial services with a single trusted advisor. They want a firm that has the ability to craft solutions for a wide spectrum of financial planning and tax issues.
Leaders of market-dominating CPA firms report that the Golden Age for the CPA profession, the period of high growth from 2002 through 2007, will not be repeated. Additional revenue sources must be sought to achieve profitable growth.
Periodic client review meetings give CPAs and financial advisors the opportunity to put all their tools to work. They’re a good way to reconnect with your clients after tax season and continue to build and strengthen the relationship you have with each other.
Results of the IPT's Elder Investment Fraud and Financial Exploitation Survey reveal that 84 percent of respondents who deal with investment fraud/financial exploitation of senior citizens agree that the problem is getting worse.
Creating top-of-mind awareness of the solutions your firm offers is an essential ingredient in the success of any wealth management firm. Consistent marketing of these solutions can be the key difference between a marginal wealth management firm and a hugely successful one.
Tax season is once again behind us. In the months ahead, your calendar will continue to fill up with appointments that resulted from the client needs you uncovered during the first part of the year. Now is a good time to think about client service – how efficiently and effectively you deal with your clients’ needs, and how your clients perceive your value in their lives.
Even in difficult times, your CPA firm demands profitable growth. You have to be able to find and implement a sustainable growth strategy that makes sense for your firm and your clients. When you first consider adding wealth management services to your practice, you might have many questions or doubts. Here are some reasons to move past those uncertainties.
Many CPAs think that they must market outside of their existing client base. However, within your existing base is usually enough tax, tax planning, and ultimately wealth management candidates, to effectively expand your practice for years.
Champion partners of CPA firms from across the country reveal what they feel are the benefits to offering wealth management services to their clients as well as partnering with a leading growth consultant for CPA firms to do it.
A new report from the Deloitte Center for Financial Services suggests the total wealth among millionaire households could more than double over the next decade in 25 major economies, growing from an estimated $92 trillion this year to $202 trillion in 2020.