We are well into February, and we’ve reached the perfect time of year to schedule annual reviews for your clients who are still working. There are some opportunities for clients with earned income to clean-up before April 15. One of the most basic ways is through IRA contributions. You can use Tax Clarity® to identify opportunities where IRA contributions can be used to reduce the amount of taxable capital gains.
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.
In honor of Financial Literacy Month, Covisum President, Joe Elsasser,CFP®, has created a reading list for anybody with an interest in the financial tech industry. As you know, this is evolving. Financial advisors, finance students, and those working in fintech can benefit from this reading list.
Frank Oliver, III, is president and founder of Oliver Financial Group. Frank is a recognized national speaker on retirement planning and financial literacy. He draws upon his expertise in retirement, proactive tax planning, maximizing Social Security, and family wealth transfer to effectively guide families to make sound financial decisions.
Following the failed attempt to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, President Trump signaled that his next big effort would be to reform the tax code. But a few weeks later, he said an overhaul of the tax code would be pushed back so another attempt to repeal Obamacare would be a priority.
Contributed by Joe Elsasser, CFP® president of Covisum
You've done it. You've created a business and marketing plan. You've promoted your seminar, successfully filling the room with the right audience. Several potential clients have reached out to you to follow up and create retirement plans for them. Success!
But, wait. How will you close the deal? Preparing for your initial meeting with a prospect is critical. We break it down into easy steps.
Katie Godbout, Marketing Strategist
Recently, we talked about how to create a strategic marketing plan. Now, let's build on that.
Financial advisors from all over the country rallied in Omaha, Nebraska, April 4 and 5 at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Omaha Downtown Old Market.
Understanding and explaining risk to clients
By Renaud "Ron" Piccinini, PhD
Why should advisors care about explaining risk?
Clients typically don't know how to feel about their portfolio returns. If they made a 5% return last year, should they feel good or bad? The answer to that question lies in the amount of risk that has been taken. Think about it like this — a young man comes home and tells his parents that he earned $500 last week. How should they feel about it? It depends. If he earned
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