Are You Ready for 2024?

The effort you put in at the end of one year can have a significant impact on how you start the next. This is a good time for settling accounts, getting your books in order, and conducting holiday marketing activities. But what are you doing to prepare for the beginning of the new year? While…

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Marketing Trends for 2024

Marketing and how we do business are always evolving. This has been especially true over the last few years. As we move into a new year, we need to look at embracing new tactics, or revisiting older methods that have become viable again. For agents and advisors specifically, there are a few trends and tactics…

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Marketing Outside the Box

When you think of the different marketing/advertising methods at your disposal, what comes immediately to mind? Digital and print ads? Commercial spots with your local TV and radio stations? Social media? All of the above are effective ways of getting your brand out there to your target market, but they also exist in a very…

Holiday Marketing Tips

Holiday Marketing Tips

The holiday season provides a wealth of marketing opportunities for advisors. Retailers and similar businesses will bombard 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. By…

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Decoding the DOL’s New Fiduciary Rule

The Biden Administration announced last week the latest Department of Labor (DOL) amended fiduciary rule proposal that, if adopted, would dramatically impact the way independent advisors do business with any qualified money sales. The DOL’s 800-page “Retirement Security Rule” (available here) is allegedly designed to close loopholes in the current “Best Interest” regulations, including as…

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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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Unearthing Your Unique Value Proposition

Finding and effectively communicating your unique value proposition (UVP) is a vital step towards success. A UVP sets you apart from the crowd and helps potential clients understand why they should choose you as their financial advisor. This should be a succinct statement that defines what makes you, as a financial advisor, different from your…