Forbes Finance Council: the truth about portfolio risk exposure

Posted on June 22, 2018

In a recent article for Forbes, Covisum President, Joe Elsasser, CFP®, addressed common misconceptions surrounding financial risk and the dangers of relying on an outdated financial risk model. 

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Posted in In The News, portfolio risk, Joe Elsasser, Forbes

Achieving Business Goals Through Marketing

Posted on June 21, 2018

An introductory guide to marketing for financial advisors

By Katie Godbout, Director of Sales & Marketing

Creating a marketing strategy is a key component for the success of your business. In this era of constant communication and instant notification, marketing is even more important than it’s ever been before. If you think that a marketing plan is just an email newsletter or a Facebook page, get ready to change your mind. Marketing strategy and business strategy go hand-in-hand, and if

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Posted in Marketing, Marketing Strategies

Review this checklist before hosting your next seminar

Posted on June 20, 2018

When done correctly, educational seminars are a great way to attract new clients. Start the planning process by reviewing this checklist and make your next seminar a success.

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Posted in Marketing, Marketing Strategies, seminar, Financial Planning, Grow your business

Tax Clarity Flash Sale!

Posted on June 18, 2018

Following the changes brought on by the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, Tax Clarity® has been in very high demand. The recently updated software allows your clients to visualize the new tax landscape and make better decisions about which income streams to use at which points in retirement. Hundreds of the nation's top advisors have added Tax Clarity to their toolbox. Regular price is $79.99 per month or $800 per year, but for this week only, you can buy now at legacy pricing. 

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Posted in Tax, Tax Clarity, Tax Map, Tax Reform, Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, New Tax Law, sale

ThinkAdvisor: Covisum's advisor and quant discuss the benefits and risks of ESG investing

Posted on June 14, 2018

In an ongoing series exclusive to ThinkAdvisor, Joe Elsasser, CFP® and Ron Piccinini, PhD provide readers with two distinct perspectives on the same topic. This week, we asked Joe and Ron to discuss, the benefits and risks of ESG investing.

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Posted in In The News, Joe Elsasser, Ron Piccinini, PhD, Advisor, Quant, ThinkAdvisor, The Advisor & The Quant

ThinkAdvisor: Covisum's advisor and quant discuss how to plan for health care costs in retirement

Posted on June 12, 2018

In an ongoing series exclusive to ThinkAdvisor, Joe Elsasser, CFP® and Ron Piccinini, PhD provide readers with two distinct perspectives on the same topic. Check out the most recent installment, "How to Plan for Retiree Health Care Costs." 

This week, we asked Joe and Ron how to plan for health care expenses in retirement. 

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Posted in Retirement, Joe Elsasser, Ron Piccinini, PhD, Advisor, Quant, ThinkAdvisor, The Advisor & The Quant

USA Today: Social Security Q&A

Posted on June 11, 2018

Covisum President, Joe Elsasser, CFP®, was recently quoted in a Social Security Q&A in  USA Today

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Posted in In The News, Social Security, Joe Elsasser, Social Security Benefits

A closer look at the new Tax Clarity updates: pass-through deduction

Posted on June 07, 2018

At the beginning of April, Covisum rolled out four new features to the Tax Clarity® software. The new pass-through deduction feature is particularly important for advisors with certain clients who own small businesses. The update allows advisors to demonstrate the impact of the deduction for pass-through income and the phase-out of the deduction under the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

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Posted in Blog, In The News, Tax, Tax Clarity, Tax Reform, Taxes, Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, FinancialPlannng

CNBC explains the best age to claim Social Security

Posted on June 06, 2018

According to an article from CNBC, the best way to determine the optimal age to claim your Social Security benefits is by calculating when you would break even. The break even point is when the amount you receive if you claim later equals the amount you would have received if you had started early. Generally, the age range when an individual would break even is 77 to 83-years-old.  

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Posted in Benefits, Joe Elsasser, Social Security Benefits, CNBC

Financial Planning highlights survey that suggests consumers want an advisor with tax knowledge

Posted on May 31, 2018

A recent article in Financial Planning highlighted a report from 1st Global that suggests the top priority among affluent and emerging affluent consumers when choosing a financial advisor is tax knowledge. 

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Posted in Taxes