A recent article from CNBC offered an analysis of a handful of Social Security calculators currently available to assist advisors and consumers with the best claiming strategy. The details surrounding Social Security benefits are extensive, and calculators help streamline the process.
By Kristi Piehl, Founder & CEO of Media Minefield
People trust their local news outlets and the journalists who run them. In this era of skepticism and ‘fake news,’ surveys show local news beats out national news when it comes to trust. That trustworthiness and credibility transfers to the experts interviewed on the local news. You can harness this power, build your brand and increase your exposure through earned media interviews. Let’s start by answering some of the top questions about earned
At the beginning of April, Covisum rolled out four new features to the Tax Clarity® software. The new dependent tax credit feature allows advisors to demonstrate the impact of the revised dependent tax credit, including for dependents over the age of 16
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Joe Elsasser, CFP®, addressed common misconceptions surrounding financial risk and the dangers of relying on an outdated financial risk model.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Covisum President, Joe Elsasser, CFP®, was recently quoted in a Social Security Q&A in USA Today.
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.
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.