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    FinPlan Friday: Roth Conversions in 2020

    Are You Doing Roth Conversions? Now, is a great time for advisors to consider doing Roth conversions since the CARES Act suspended required minimum distributions for 2020. Plus, any recovery following a significant market dip is going to come back tax-free if those assets were converted into a Roth. Learn more about Roth conversions in our FinPlan Friday conversation with Joe.
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    Marketing

    Analyzing Portfolio Risk Has Never Been Easier

    SmartRisk Has Been Updated! While market swings and economic downturns are a normal part of investing, the recent market volatility has caused many investors to feel uneasy and make impulsive decisions. That is why we've made major changes to our SmartRisk™ software.  The newly updated SmartRisk software makes it easier to show your clients and prospects their downside exposure prior to the next significant downturn. Use the software to estimate their potential loss, and prepare clients ahead of time for situations that are likely are likely to create behavioral mistakes. With these software changes, you can help your clients better prepare for the next market dip and avoid panicking.
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    Culture

    Announcing the Second-Annual President’s Award Winners

    The Covisum team is comprised of several talented people with diverse backgrounds and expertise who make the business better than any one person could do on their own. Covisum recently hosted an event to celebrate our greatest asset, our employees. At the event, Founder and President, Joe Elsasser, CFP® presented the second-annual Covisum President’s Awards.
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    Tax

    Live Webinar—Roth Conversions: The Secret to Success

    As the markets continue to recover smart advisors are looking for opportunities to convert part of a traditional IRA into a Roth IRA. There are some significant long-term tax benefits for those who convert to Roth. The recovery will be tax-free, and smaller Roth conversions early in retirement can reduce later RMDs, spreading out the tax liability more evenly throughout retirement.  Join Covisum Founder and President, Joe Elsasser, CFP®, for a live webinar on Wednesday, July 29, 2020, at 1:30 p.m. CT titled, Roth Conversions: The Secret to Success.
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    3 Steps for Marketing Your Financial Planning Practice in 2020

    Helping advisors grow their business is why we’re in business. That’s why we provide practice management and marketing resources. Creating a marketing strategy is a key component for the success of your business. In this changing era of constant communication and instant notification, marketing is more important than ever before. But, where do you start?
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    Tax

    FinPlan Friday: What You Need to Know About RMDs

    New Guidance from the IRS On June 24, 2020, the IRS released Notice 2020-51. The notice allows advisors to fix required minimum distributions (RMDs) that came out of client accounts before the passage of the CARES Act earlier this year.  Learn more about the recent RMD changes in our FinPlan Friday conversation with Joe.
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    Roth Conversion Cheat Sheet For Financial Advisors [Free Handbook]

    As markets recover, converting part of a client's traditional IRA into a Roth IRA can offer significant long-term tax benefits. Any of the recovery would be tax-free. In addition, smaller Roth conversions early in retirement can reduce later RMDs, spreading out the  tax liability more evenly throughout retirement. So, we've gathered everything you need to know about Roth conversions into one place to make it easier for you to help clients take advantage of this strategy. 
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    Risk

    FinPlan Friday: Are You Using Quality Risk Metrics?

    Better Risk Discussions The current market volatility is a good reminder about the importance of making a good estimation of the downside risk that is inherent in our clients’ portfolios. Using quality risk metrics allows advisors and clients to practice and prepare for a down market, so the client isn't tempted to pull their investments when the market gets rough. Learn more about how to have better risk discussions in our FinPlan Friday conversation with Joe.
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