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    Grow Insurance Agency Profit with Professional Development Initiatives

    Posted by Lori Fogle on Tue, Jan 21, 2020 @ 12:00 PM

    We all have brand new goals we can’t WAIT to tackle. Many will make a huge push in January and then unfortunately, slip back into the same old patterns of doing business. Would you like to change that? To see a positive difference in your profits and your people this year?

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    Tags: agency resources

    How to Hit The Next Level in Your Financial Practice in 2020

    Posted by Lori Fogle on Wed, Jan 15, 2020 @ 12:00 PM

    We have unique views here at Partners Advantage when it comes to elevating and innovating your financial services and insurance practice. 

    In order to make more money and maybe even work less hours doing what you love (helping people not just survive but thrive in retirement), you have to do things differently. However, that's not the way many of us were taught in this industry... 

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    Tags: marketing for independent agents, sales techniques, agency resources

    The Key to Exceeding Customer Expectations in 2020

    Posted by Lori Fogle on Fri, Jan 10, 2020 @ 12:00 PM

    One of the first questions we have to answer as a business is… who is our customer?

    The term “customers” can be a grey area in the insurance agency and IMO space. We could assume that our only customer is the end-user: the insured or annuity contract owner. But that’s not the case.

    We have many “customers” and for the purposes of this blog post, I want agency owners to consider producers your number one customer.

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    Tags: agency resources

    What are the SECURE Act Opportunities?

    Posted by Mark Triplett, CEO of Triplett-Westendorf Financial Group on Wed, Jan 08, 2020 @ 12:00 PM

    On December 20, 2019, President Donald Trump signed into law a spending bill containing the SECURE Act (Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act). The new legislation took effect on January 1st of 2020, giving only 11 days (minus holidays and weekends) for everyone to adjust. This has left many financial institutions and financial professionals affected and scrambling to prepare.

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    Tags: IUL (indexed universal life insurance), annuity, retirement strategies, Inherited IRAs

    Insurance Agencies That Want to Remain Profitable Know THIS

    Posted by Lori Fogle on Mon, Jan 06, 2020 @ 12:00 PM

    Financial success is not the sole indicator of a healthy organization. In fact, it’s more an outcome of a healthy organization. Let me explain --

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    Tags: agency resources

    Ensure Your Insurance Agency SWOT Analysis Isn't an Exercise in Futility

    Posted by Lori Fogle on Thu, Jan 02, 2020 @ 12:00 PM

    If you’ve ever completed a SWOT analysis in your business — identifying the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats and then never spoke of it again… then you know what I mean when I say an ‘exercise in futility.’

    In this post, we’ll walk through how to take the SWOT analysis of your insurance agency and turn it into something you can use to improve organizational health, grow in profitability and develop a long-term strategic plan.


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    Tags: agency resources

    A Roundup of Our Most Popular Blog Posts for 2019

    Posted by Lori Fogle on Wed, Jan 01, 2020 @ 12:00 PM

    It's a officially a new decade! If you're anything like us, you're looking forward to what's in store but also reflecting a little on the past... Join us as we look back at a few of our top blog posts published in 2019. We were thrilled to see that so many of our posts resonated with you, our readers.

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    Keep it Simple: Structuring an Annuity that Helps Protect Your Clients

    Posted by Bill Jackson J.D. CLU on Wed, Dec 18, 2019 @ 12:00 PM

    As annuities gain momentum in the retirement income arena it is important to make sure that they are set up correctly. Failure to do so could deny your clients the full range of annuity benefits.

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    Tags: annuity

    Does a Delayed Strategy for Social Security Make Sense?

    Posted by Mark Triplett, CEO of Triplett-Westendorf Financial Group on Wed, Dec 11, 2019 @ 12:00 PM

    There are many reasons clients might delay claiming Social Security benefits. At our firm, once we’ve cleared up common misconceptions with our clients, they’re often more open minded about hearing possible reasons for a delayed strategy. Many had never thought of these reasons before. Have you?

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    Tags: taxes, Social Security

    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

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