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What October Swoon?

An Opportunity for a SmartRiskTM Assessment October has taken its lumps over the years with recurring discussions of the “October effect.” Perceptions, based on significant events like the “Black Monday” sessions in 1929 and 1987, have led investors to believe that historically, October tends toward negative returns more so than other months of the year. Statistically, over the long term, the October effect has not held true, indicating the bias is a largely a psychological one, but it remains a common moniker within the market, nonetheless.
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Joe Elsasser

Vlog: Use the Covisum Software Suite in Your Initial Interest Meeting

Initial Interest Meeting Have you ever wondered how Covisum President and Founder, Joe Elsasser, CFP® uses the software in his own financial planning practice? In this new video series, Joe shares his process and how he uses the Covisum software suite to add value in a variety of different client meetings. In this first video blog post, Joe walks us through an initial interest meeting with a prospective client. 
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Announcing: The New and Improved Tax Clarity

Current Subscribers Now Have Access to The New Tax Clarity Save and compare as many alternates as you want and experience our new, cleaner interface with easier data entry and a better user experience. Current Tax Clarity subscribers can view the new features and enter client data in the updated Tax Clarity by visiting portal.covisum.com. Log in using your original credentials. 
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Hidden Value: Year-End Tax Opportunities

While this time of year can be a busy one for advisors and clients alike, it’s important for advisors to take a closer look at where clients are likely to end the year from a tax perspective. You won’t be able to take advantage of these opportunities after Dec. 31. 
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Tax

FinPlan Friday: End of Year Tax Moves

Tax-Efficient Planning for the End of 2019 As 2019 winds to a close, it's important to evaluate where your clients are likely to end the year from a tax perspective. Learn which opportunities you should look out for this week in our FinPlan Friday discussion with Joe.
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Joe Elsasser

Exciting News—We're Moving!

We are moving! The Covisum team is growing rapidly and we are very excited to announce that we are moving to a bigger space to better serve our customers. 
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In The News

Retirees Should Talk To Their Advisor Before Taking Out An Auto Loan

Forbes Finance Council: Financing Vehicles in Retirement In a recent article for Forbes Finance Council, Covisum Founder and President Joe Elsasser, CFP®, outlined some of the unexpected expenses retirees can encounter when buying an automobile and stressed the importance of talking with financial advisor about tax-efficient planning before financing a vehicle in retirement.  
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Hidden Value: Choose a Niche for Your Financial Planning Practice

  Hidden Value is a column in ThinkAdvisor where Joe Elsasser, CFP®, answers common questions with insights that advisors and their clients may not have considered. This week, Joe discusses the benefits of choosing a niche for your financial planning practice. 
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