“Make sure your advisor is happy.” This statement came from a well-respected, nationally known investment advisor with 20 years of experience. He could have said to be sure your advisor is a fiduciary with no conflict of interest, is competent, or has impeccable integrity. Why “happy”?
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Heading to the FPA Annual Conference in Minneapolis today. I will give a presentation Friday on “Difficult Client Conversations Around Enabling Adult Children.” The talk highlights the successful use of Financial Therapy to bring about successful outcomes for both the enabler and the enabled. Here is a little preview….
“Everybody gets weird around money.” This was one of many great one-liners about money from my good friend and financial philosopher, the late Dick Wagner, CFP. Dr. Moira Somers, a psychologist from Winnipeg, Canada, agrees. In her new book, Advice That Sticks, she says, “Most people are at least mildly crazy when it comes to […]
As parents age, many adult children begin to not merely provide taxi service but to accompany parents to appointments, especially doctor visits. This is often helpful for both generations. Yet it’s much less common for children to sit in on their parents’ meetings with financial advisors. In almost 35 years as a financial planner, I […]
Do you expect a financial planner to be a strong leader? Most clients—89%, in fact—do. This finding, from a survey conducted last fall by Advisor Impact for the Financial Planning Association, is hardly surprising. What is surprising, however, is the way survey participants described leadership. They said a strong leader should have these four qualities: […]