eMoney Advisor vs. MoneyGuidePro: Which is the Best Financial Planning Software?

Update: We just posted our 2017 review of the Top 4 Financial Planning Applications for Advisors including eMoney Advisor, MoneyGuidePro, Navicent and Advizr. As the digital revolution continues to disrupt business models across all verticals, financial planning is one area where technological advancement is key. Wealth managers with more powerful financial planning tools that can create […]

Why Demographic Differences Define How Advisors Should Talk to Clients

“If I had dropped out of college when I was a freshman, I would be a billionaire now. But my mother forced me to finish my education, so now I’m only a millionaire.” — Andrew Mason, Founder and former CEO of GroupOn This quote was provided by Marilyn Moats Kennedy, CEO of Moats Kennedy Inc., […]

7 Questions to Help Pivot Your Practice Towards Retirement

This is a summary of a session from the Money Management Institute’s Fall Solutions Conference that was held in October 2013 in New York City. Moderator: Ron Fiske, Managing Director, Strategic Partnerships, Envestnet Panelists: Mary Deatherage, Managing Director, Wealth Management Advisor, Morgan Stanley Samuel M. Kiefer, Director of Wealth Management, Partner, Risk Paradigm Group, LLC […]

Can Financial Soundings Help Advisors Improve Their DC Plan Scalability?

The Defined Contribution (DC) Plan segment is attractive to many financial advisors as a hedge against volatile markets, since participants in DC plans supply a dependable stream of income, due to automatic deductions. More advisors are leveraging their relationships with employers to cross sell wealth management, group benefit, rollovers and retirement income services. As attractive […]

Which Financial Planning Software is Right For You?

This is a summary of panel discussion from the Tools and Technology Today (T3) Conference that took place February 2013 in Miami, FL. Moderator: Linda Brady, Senior VP, EnvestNet Panelists: Bob Curtis, CEO, PIETech – makers of MoneyGuide Pro Dr. Linda Strachan, Zywave – makers of NaviPlan Dr. Alex Murguia, CEO, inStream Solutions Oleg Tishkevich, Founder […]

NorthWestern Mutual to Roll Out LifeYield iPad App to Advisors

NorthWestern Mutual rolled out a new investment platform for advisors that integrates technology and services from a number of different vendors to provide and end-to-end wealth management experience. A big part of this platform is retirement planning and the core of this is provided by LifeYield, which will soon include an iPad app for advisors. […]

Why Bond Portfolios are a Flawed Retirement Strategy

This post is a summary of a session from the FRA’s 8th Annual Managed Accounts Summit. There are three phases of life and three phases of investing based on a client’s income needs: Growth Only, Growth and Income and Income Only, according to Michael Jones, Founding Partner, Riverfront Investment Group. For retirees in the Income Only […]