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.
As we wrap up 2018 and launch into 2019, now is the perfect time to start thinking about how to strategically grow your financial planning practice. Here are five resolutions you should make for 2019 to help your business grow.
Hidden Value is a new column in ThinkAdvisor where Joe Elsasser, CFP®, answers common questions with insights advisors and their clients may not have considered. This week Joe tackles how to compare two financial plans.
In a recent article for Forbes, Covisum President, Joe Elsasser, CFP®, touts the many benefits of choosing a niched financial practice.
Niched financial practices have defined specifically which clients they will work with and what services they can provide to make them the best option for those clients. Choosing an advisor who focuses on your particular niche is crucial when it comes to understanding your specific needs and answering any questions you may have comprehensively.
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.
Hosting educational seminars can be an effective way to grow your business and get you back on track to reach your 2018 goals. We want to help you grow your business.
It’s not too late to plan an educational seminar to attract new clients. Here are the four things you should do to make your next seminar a success and put your 2018 goals back into focus.
The bucket strategy is designed to break a retiree’s assets into "buckets" based upon when those buckets are expected to be used to provide retirement income. The buckets nearest today are invested conservatively so that market fluctuations will have little impact on the retiree’s ability to draw a predictable amount from them. The investments in later buckets are invested more aggressively, with the expectation that a higher risk level should provide a higher return over time.
Do you have clients who don’t understand the relationship between ordinary and capital incomes? If you do, they could be on their way to potentially significant tax inefficiency in their retirement strategy.
Recently, President of Covisum Joe Elsasser, CFP® and Dave Cechanowicz, JD, MSFS, AIF® AEP and Senior Financial Planner with REDW Stanley hosted a webinar discussing how to capitalize on opportunities from the change in the tax law. The webinar was written about in "ThinkAdvisor" and "
Yesterday, Joe Elsasser, CFP® and President of Covisum and Dave Cechanowicz, JD, MSFS, AIF® AEP and Senior Financial Planner with REDW Stanley hosted a free webinar discussing how to capitalize on opportunities from the change in the tax law. ThinkAdvisor attended and provided this summary article, "4 Tips for Navigating Clients' Tax Questions."
Covisum is hosting a free webinar on January 30 at 11 a.m. Central where advisors can learn how to capitalize on opportunities from the change in the tax law. Hear from Joe Elsasser, CFP® and President of Covisum and Dave Cechanowicz, JD, MSFS, AIF® AEP and Senior Financial Planner with REDW Stanley, in this must-attend webinar.