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    How Roth IRA Conversions Can Benefit Your Clients

    Roth IRA conversions can benefit clients by helping them level out tax obligations over time by reducing future required minimum distributions that would be taxed at the clients highest marginal rate.
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    Collecting and Utilizing Client Reviews to Benefit Your Financial Planning Practice

    When it comes to running a successful financial planning practice, impactful positive client reviews can bring in significantly more business. Online reviews are more important than ever before. Review interaction—searching for, filtering reviews, and expanding or reading entire reviews—has increased 50% percent since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Client reviews can have a real, tangible impact on your financial planning firm’s reputation and bottom line. Let’s dig into the nuts and bolts of online reviews, why they work, and strategies for collecting high-quality reviews to boost your business.
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    Covisum Awarded ISO 27001 Certification

    Covisum is ISO/IECC 27001: 2013 Certified At Covisum, we know that information security and compliance are important to your business. That's why we are pleased to announce that Covisum has achieved ISO 27001: 2013 certification. 
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    Covisum Community Service Day 2021

    Giving Back to Our Community The Covisum team spent the morning of Thursday, November 4, volunteering at the Food Bank for the Heartland to help provide emergency and supplemental food to people in need throughout Nebraska and western Iowa. As the largest food bank in the area, the organization distributes food to 600 food pantries, schools, emergency shelters, and other nonprofits.
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    Covisum's Top Retirement Tax Planning Tips

    Proper retirement tax planning is essential for clients to understand as they prepare to retire. Living on a fixed income can be difficult for many retirees, and avoiding unnecessary taxes can help stretch out their retirement income strategies. Retirees face significant tax obligations. They’re required to pay income tax on any pensions and withdrawals from all tax-deferred investments made during the same year. Tax-deferred investments include traditional IRAs, 401(k)s, and similar accounts, as well as tax-deferred annuities when withdrawals are made. These taxes can significantly impact a retiree’s nest egg, giving them less money to live on. Luckily, there are many strategies to help lower taxes paid on retirement income.
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    The Benefits of Teaching Clients About Retirement Income Planning

    A financial advisor shoulders considerable responsibility. Not only are they advising and guiding clients when it comes to critical decision-making, but they’re also helping them understand retirement planning, financial literacy, and smart fiscal choices. Teaching clients how to plan for retirement simplifies your job and gives them more potential to make the most of their investments. Plus, it can give you more financial assets to manage. Although retirement planning and financial literacy are necessary elements of client success, the education process isn’t always easy. Here are some simple ways to teach your clients how to plan for retirement.
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