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Holiday Marketing Tips

The holiday season provides a wealth of marketing opportunities for advisors. Retailers and similar businesses will be bombarding consumers with holiday deals, sales, and offers. The overabundance of aggressive messaging can leave people suffering from a serious case of ad fatigue. Your holiday marketing campaign should be about showing appreciation, rather than sealing a deal.…

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The SPL Alternative

The conversation about long-term care can be difficult. Many people have yet to consider the impact it can have on their retirement. Others simply do not want to accept that a time may come when they can no longer live independently. But the truth is nearly 70% of Americans will need long-term care at some…

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Long-Term Care Insurance Awareness Month

November is Long-Term Care Insurance Awareness Month. Like other “Awareness Month” campaigns (Life Insurance in September and Annuity in June), this presents an opportunity to discuss how a certain solution—in this case, LTC coverage—can fit within your clients’ and prospects’ retirement portfolios. The conversation about long-term care can be difficult. Many people have yet to…

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What Is Real-Time Marketing?

Real-time marketing activities can show that you are a reliable source of information and assistance The last two years have seen a whirlwind of events and actions that have directly impacted consumers’ personal finances. The coming months are likely to bring more. The question is, how are you going to respond? Responding quickly to current…

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Social Security Announces COLA Increase for 2022

The nearly 65 million Americans who receive Social Security retirement benefits will see a bigger check starting next year. The Social Security Administration (SSA) announced this week a 5.9% cost-of-living adjustment for 2022. This marks the largest COLA increase since 1982 and follows last year’s meager 1.3% boost. The increase will see the average monthly…

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The Great Facebook Crash of 2021

If you’re reading this, it’s safe to assume you survived the Great Facebook Crash of Oct. 4, 2021. The massive outage took down Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp for roughly six hours. Like any other website or social media network, Facebook is prone to the occasional outage. While most are brief, the most recent crash was…

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Discussing CD Alternatives With Your Clients

In last week’s Marketing Corner, we covered the history of CD replacement months. Traced back to the October 19, 1987 “Black Monday” stock market crash, this marketing opportunity comes around every April and October due to the product’s 6- and 12-month renewal periods. As a financial professional, you’re probably already familiar with this history lesson.…

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The History of CD Replacement Month

Historically speaking, October has been a tumultuous month for the economy. This year will bring the 34th anniversary of Black Monday (October 19, 1987) and the 32nd anniversary of the Friday the 13th Mini Crash (1989). While the more recent financial crisis of 2008 played out over several months, much of the action – Lehman…