Tax Clarity adds Quick Reference Guide for free-trial and paid subscribers

Your one-stop reference for tax acronyms, brackets and more

Looking up tax brackets or what certain acronyms stand for can eat up a lot of time, interrupt your workflow and possibly even irritate clients during a meeting.

Tax Clarity’s Quick Reference Guide organizes some of the most commonly needed items for holistic retirement planning all on a single, easy-to-read page, keeping you focused on your clients and their retirement plans.

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Posted in Tax Clarity, New Resources, Free Trial, Free Download

WealthManagement.com: Explain Risk To Clients Now

Covisum President Joe Elsasser, CFP® recently contributed an article to WealthManagement.com, "Explain Risk To Clients Now," discussing how clients often have unrealistic downside expectations and some of the possible investment mistakes that can be made without properly analyzing their portfolio. He answers questions about effectively estimating a client's risk, what clients need to know about risk, how much a portfolio could lose in a particular period, diversification, and historical

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Posted in In The News, Joe Elsasser, WealthManagement.com, Risk Tolerance, Downside Risk, portfolio risk, Risk

ThinkAdvisor: Covisum's advisor and quant discuss cryptocurrencies and financial planning

In an ongoing series exclusive to ThinkAdvisor, Joe Elsasser, CFP® and Ron Piccinini, PhD provide readers with two distinct perspectives on the same topic. The most recent installment was published today, "The Advisor and the Quant: Cryptocurrencies and Financial Planning." 

In this edition, we asked both Joe and Ron what role will cryptocurrencies, like Bitcoin, play in financial planning strategies in the future?

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

Throw CPAs a life jacket

Americans are inundating CPAs with questions about how the recently passed tax law will impact them. But most CPAs make their living off businesses and business owners with complex and time-consuming concerns, not the middle-income retirees calling with questions.

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Posted in CPAs, New Tax Law, Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, Tax Clarity, Grow your business

CNBC: Bad Social Security advice cost recipients $131 million, report finds

Covisum President Joe Elsasser, CFP® was recently quoted in a CNBC article, "Bad Social Security advice cost recipients $131 million, report finds." 

The article summarizes a report from the Social Security Administration's Office of the Inspector General, which estimated that 9,224 widow and widower beneficiaries, age 70 and up, were underpaid by over $131 million. The article goes on to explain how those who may have been affected can take steps to correct the issue. Joe offers this advice

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

ThinkAdvisor hears from the advisor and the quant: Using a Market Correction to Build Client Trust

In an ongoing series exclusive to ThinkAdvisor, Joe Elsasser, CFP® and Ron Piccinini, PhD provide readers with two distinct perspectives on the same topic – one from an academic, the other from a practicing financial advisor. The most recent installment was published today, "The Advisor and the Quant: Using a Market Correction to Build Client Trust." In this edition, we asked both Joe and Ron to discuss how to help clients deal with market volatility.

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