78% of Americans are living paycheck to paycheck, 43% of student loan borrowers are not making payments and nearly half of all employees can’t cover a $400 emergency. In an effort to help employees understand and improve their personal financial health, many plan sponsors and their advisors are turning to workplace financial wellness programs. Phyllis Klein is a senior director at Captrust Financial Advisors, a firm that specializes in institutional advisory work. In this episode, Phyllis discusses the benefits and challenges of helping employers implement financial wellness programs for their employees.
Talking about life insurance as part of a financial plan isn’t always easy, but it is important. What steps can you take to ensure these difficult conversations make it into your client’s financial plan?
Of course, working with same-sex clients is largely no different than working with any other group of clients, but in order to properly serve this community, advisors should understand the mindset, key issues, and changing laws and policies that directly impact their money and wealth.
Going through a divorce is a stressful and emotional endeavor. For many, it’s also the single largest financial event they will experience in their life. Yet, many people don’t receive the proper guidance when it comes to separating assets.
In this episode, our discussion focuses on a large and growing demographic: middle-aged people who find themselves “suddenly single” after years, if not decades, of marriage.
As life expectancy numbers continue to increase, the need for more careful and more precise financial planning for retirement has increased with it. A startup called Genivity, one of the winners of BMO's 1871 FinTech partnership program in 2017, is helping financial advisors have better conversations with their clients by incorporating health history insights into the financial planning process.
According to a 2016 Return on Disability Group report, over 56 million people in the United States identified themselves as having a disability. This demographic, along with their caretakers, requires specialized financial planning, but are often left underserved by their advisors.
Determining a Social Security strategy can be one of the most complicated processes that people across the U.S. face as they reach retirement. Learn the ins and outs of claiming Social Security and the role you can play in the process as a financial advisor.
With the cost of healthcare steadily rising across America, planning for this expense has become a focal point in many financial plans. Learn how investors and their advisors can turn to health savings accounts, and their tax benefits to address the specific cost in retirement.
Join Mark Spina, Kevin Knowles and Lew Minsky as they talk about defined contribution and the challenges advisors face while navigating its ever evolving landscape.
Join Sophie Antal Gilbert, a Consulting Director at Russell Investments and Jon Eggins a Senior Portfolio Manager for Global Equities at Russell Investments, as they explore some of the potential benefits and challenges of international tax-smart investing.
Join Sophie Antal Gilbert, a Consulting Director at Russell Investments and Rob Kuharic an Investment Strategist for Tax-Managed, at Russell Investments, as they explore the 6 most common questions we hear from advisors about tax-smart investing.