Without an agreed upon definition of retirement, it’s pointless to discuss strategies or financial products. Strategies and products aren’t likely to get your clients there in the most efficient manner, when we don’t know where “there” is.
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It’s been 10 months since the DOL Rule was vacated. That’s it, less than a year since our world was turned upside down. And we know that it’s still in the process of changing the way we do business forever.
You may often hear clients say, “I want to keep my money liquid, I don’t want to tie it up.” The desire to keep money liquid can be strong across all socioeconomic and political spectrums. Why do many clients insist on keeping out money in a liquid state? And what does that really mean, to keep money liquid?
Savvy financial professionals know it’s not easy to sell something “invisible” like an idea. It’s very different than selling a physical product. You’ve probably seen a lot of great sales concepts rolled out by insurance carriers and marketing organizations, but how many worked in a real-world setting?
If history repeats itself, we may be headed toward a market correction and that can mean a scary time for your clients. Are you prepared to deliver a message that could save them from potentially losing retirement savings?
With one of the greatest wealth transfers in history upon us, this is a time of tremendous opportunity for financial professionals. But with that, comes tremendous responsibility. You have a lot to consider when making recommendations to your clients on their retirement and wealth transfer strategies.
The business market can be one of the most lucrative but under served segments for financial professionals. One of the most difficult scenarios business owners face is the solely owned business. Without another major owner to participate in a traditional buy out, many businesses end up being liquidated at little value with a negative impact on the employees.
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Whether your clients file their taxes with the assistance of an online preparation service or by working with you or a tax professional, they may have been advised to contribute to a qualified plan like an IRA in order to minimize their previous year’s taxes. Where clients have allocated their resources may increase their taxes in retirement and contribute to determining their Required Minimum Distributions (RMDs).
There is no right or wrong way to build a financial services agency or marketing company. The direction an owner initially begins with may not be the direction he or she finally ends up with. However, all owners need to think about where their company is headed.
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