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Hilary Johnson

Advisers need a plan before rolling out tech tools

Nov 27 2015

In the race to compete with low-cost, online algorithm-based investing services, financial advisers are constantly bombarded by sales pitches about the latest and greatest in financial technology.

Fed spurs borrowing, savings strategies

Oct 02 2015

Now that the U.S. Federal Reserve has held back again on interest rates, advisers are taking advantage of attractive financing options before that window begins to close.

YOUR PRACTICE-Fed spurs borrowing, savings strategies

Oct 02 2015

Oct 2 Now that the U.S. Federal Reserve has held back again on interest rates, advisers are taking advantage of attractive financing options before that window begins to close.

Athletes' habits die hard in new lives as financial pros

Aug 28 2015

College and professional athletes may be clients financial advisers love to get, but many also find good homes on the other side of the desk.

Advisers boost cyber security education

Aug 07 2015

Fraudulent emails from hackers used to be obvious, full of misspellings and bad grammar. Now cyber crooks are even sounding like their victims as they try to trick financial advisers into wiring money from clients' accounts.

Advisers should recharge selves, not phones, in summer

Jun 19 2015

When financial adviser Gordon Bernhardt hiked back up from the bottom of the Grand Canyon five years ago, he knew he had one of the best experiences of his life.

YOUR PRACTICE-Advisers should recharge selves, not phones, in summer

Jun 19 2015

June 19 When financial adviser Gordon Bernhardt hiked back up from the bottom of the Grand Canyon five years ago, he knew he had one of the best experiences of his life.

529 plans merit study to achieve high client marks

May 15 2015

College savings plans are gaining ground, and possibly even a few improvements, making it a good time for financial advisers to revisit their value.

Advisers' launch of 'robo' services seen as bold move

Apr 14 2015

Some flesh-and-blood financial advisers are competing head-on with so-called “robos” by providing their own low-cost automated investment advice services.

'Life coaching' sets advisers apart from robo-competitors

Mar 20 2015

Some advisers are playing up an extra role as their clients' "life coach," since investment skills alone may no longer be enough to stand out in a field now replete with computer-generated advice.

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