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The Good Old Days For Advisors Are Gone

In the good old days of participant directed 401(k) plans, a good chunk of financial advisors did ve...

tpahumor

Some TPA Humor

I worked 9 years working as an ERISA attorney for a couple of third party administrators (TPA) and I...

social

Social media and word of mouth aren’t mutually exclusive

I’m a big fan of social media because I’ve seen the magic in works in being an essential compone...

quickdead

The Quick and The Dead

Like Dr. Barbay said in the Rodney Dangerfield classic, there are two types of people in business: ...

doright

Always Do The Right Thing

You could always lament in your life about the decisions you made or the decisions you should have m...

yourteam

Don’t speak badly about your team

Who we are is shaped by what we’ve been through. Who I am is shaped by 44 years of different exper...

great-expectations

Not meeting client expectations

I always say that the worst thing you can do for people is give them false praise and false hope. I ...

backbench

The backbench is your future

In British-style parliamentary systems, a backbencher is a member of parliament who doesn’t hold g...

appplesoranges

Apples and Oranges: Rollovers, Qualified Plans, and The Best Interest Exemption

One of the wrinkles of the new fiduciary rule is the requirement of a financial advisor who wants to...

winner

The big winner for the Fiduciary Rule

There are certainly going to be lots of losers when the fiduciary rule gets implemented and there is...