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    Mark Triplett, CEO of Triplett-Westendorf Financial Group

    CEO of Triplett-Westendorf Financial Group


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    3 Social Security Misconceptions That Permanently Alter Retirement Income

    Posted by Mark Triplett, CEO of Triplett-Westendorf Financial Group on Wed, Dec 04, 2019 @ 12:00 PM

    When and how your clients claim Social Security benefits is one of the bigger decisions they’ll face as they transition from their working years into post-working years. For many folks, Social Security will be one of their largest retirement resources, and it’s often the most mismanaged.

    Irrevocable decisions could potentially add or subtract tens of thousands of government-backed, inflation-adjusted, and tax-advantaged dollars from lifetime retirement resources.

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    Tags: Social Security, retirement strategies

    How to Overcome Skepticism and Earn Trust with Prospects and Clients

    Posted by Mark Triplett, CEO of Triplett-Westendorf Financial Group on Wed, Oct 23, 2019 @ 12:00 PM

    In a world of skeptics — how do you earn the trust of your prospects and clients? Well, you’ll have to read this blog post to find out.

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    Tags: sales techniques

    Should Your Clients Fear a Recession?

    Posted by Mark Triplett, CEO of Triplett-Westendorf Financial Group on Wed, Sep 18, 2019 @ 12:00 PM

    The term recession has gained a lot of airtime recently. Fears of an economic slowdown seem to be everywhere. And many folks are tuned in to the fearmongering, allowing it to affect their daily lives.

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    Tags: retirement strategies

    Pending Legislation Could Affect Inherited IRAs in a Big Way

    Posted by Mark Triplett, CEO of Triplett-Westendorf Financial Group on Wed, Jun 26, 2019 @ 12:00 PM

    Inherited IRAs, or “Stretch IRAs,” as we know them today could soon be history. There are two retirement bills floating through Congress that aim to overhaul America’s retirement system.

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    Tags: Inherited IRAs

    Powerful Questions That Help You Map Out a Client's Retirement Journey

    Posted by Mark Triplett, CEO of Triplett-Westendorf Financial Group on Wed, May 15, 2019 @ 12:00 PM

    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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    Tags: retirement strategies

    If Clients' Dollars Have a Purpose, Are Those Accounts Really Liquid?

    Posted by Mark Triplett, CEO of Triplett-Westendorf Financial Group on Wed, May 01, 2019 @ 12:00 PM

    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?

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    Tags: annuity, retirement strategies

    Help Your Clients Be Aware of RMDs and Related Taxes in Retirement

    Posted by Mark Triplett, CEO of Triplett-Westendorf Financial Group on Wed, Mar 27, 2019 @ 12:00 PM

    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).

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    Tags: taxes, Social Security

    6 Ways to Help Increase Attendance for Financial Services Workshops

    Posted by Mark Triplett, CEO of Triplett-Westendorf Financial Group on Wed, Mar 06, 2019 @ 12:00 PM

    There are several ways financial professionals can lift their workshop attendance whether prospects register through traditional direct mailing methods or digital marketing strategies. The same processes can help increase attendance for both prospecting tactics. Financial professionals should be confident enough with their processes to potentially spend a significant amount of time and money on finding and converting prospects into clients.

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    Tags: workshops and seminars, prospecting

    Can Financial Professionals Afford Not to Have an Assistant?

    Posted by Mark Triplett, CEO of Triplett-Westendorf Financial Group on Wed, Jan 09, 2019 @ 12:00 PM

    “I just can’t afford to hire an assistant right now.”  How many times have you heard other financial professionals say that? You may even say it yourself. However, those that do not hire an assistant may be tripping over dollars to pick up pennies.

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    Tags: practice management

    Choosing the Life Insurance Carrier for Your Client's Policy

    Posted by Mark Triplett, CEO of Triplett-Westendorf Financial Group on Wed, Feb 28, 2018 @ 12:00 PM

    I’m often asked, “What is the best indexed universal life insurance policy?” The appropriate answer is not as simple as naming a manufacturer and their newest product. If I were to rephrase their question, I think it is best to ask, “How should I select a life insurance product for my client, and what key factors should I consider?”

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    Tags: IUL (indexed universal life insurance)

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