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BY Rebecca Hourihan | 6/18/2020
Remember the days when you would hail a taxi? Hoping desperately that their yellow light would be on and you would be their chosen passenger? Then once in the cab, you shared your address. With a nod... Read More
BY Nevin E. Adams, JD | 6/16/2020
As Father’s Day approaches, I’ve been thinking about my dad, the life he led, the choices he made, and the legacy he left behind. I’m not talking about money. In fact, I didn’t learn anything... Read More
BY NAPA Net Staff | 6/10/2020
CAPTRUST Financial Advisors has announced that Lakeside Wealth Management and its $1.6 billion in assets under advisement have joined the firm. The Lakeside team, based in Chesterton, IN, includes... Read More
BY Ted Godbout | 6/1/2020
With factors ranging from staff safety, legal and liability concerns, to human resource policies, local government directives and logistical issues around maintaining social distancing within the... Read More
BY Spencer X Smith | 5/28/2020
A medical director friend of mine from Yale recently shared an important story with me about his involvement with the AIDS epidemic in 1988-1989.  “When the epidemic was at its height, two... Read More
BY David Levine, JD | 4/30/2020
After years of waiting, the SECURE Act is law. Open multiple employer plans, generally referred to as pooled employer plans (PEPs) under the SECURE Act, can go live in 2021. So what does a plan... Read More
BY Ted Godbout | 4/29/2020
In response to the logistical challenges created by the Coronavirus pandemic, some states are taking steps to authorize virtual notarization.   Given the unprecedented circumstances... Read More
BY Judy Ward | 4/21/2020
From her first mentor Mary Caballero learned to see her differences as strengths in building a career as a plan advisor. “I don’t go golfing, I’m not in that crowd. But I feel like being a woman in... Read More
BY NAPA Net Staff | 4/17/2020
As the nation grapples with the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic and its financial impact, it’s essential to be attentive to preparations that can make a huge difference, particularly in the event... Read More
BY Ted Godbout | 4/16/2020
With businesses large and small forced to adjust during these unprecedented times, an April 14 NAPA webcast sponsored by Fidelity shared helpful tips on “keeping the lights on” even when running a... Read More
BY NAPA Net Staff | 4/7/2020
In recent weeks, home offices have transformed into temporary full-time workspaces, thereby creating noticeable challenges to running a small business. So how can you maintain a healthy practice... Read More
BY Rebecca Hourihan | 3/26/2020
Unexpected, high-energy intrusions cause panic, fear and anxiety. They command attention and can bottleneck an entire company. The chaos is expensive and kills profit margins—because fire drills... Read More
BY Nevin E. Adams, JD | 3/24/2020
I have long been enamored of so-called “end of the world” fiction—the kind where society as we know it is confronted by the aftermath of some cataclysmic event. And while “this” doesn’t seem to be... Read More
BY Spencer X Smith | 3/18/2020
Here’s a phrase I’m striving to eliminate from my vocabulary: “I have to…” This occurred to me recently when speaking to my children. I used to say things like the following, whether to the kids,... Read More
BY Ted Godbout | 2/4/2020
New polling data by Hartford Funds reveals that difficulty recruiting and retaining talent are among this year’s top concerns among financial advisors.   When considering their practices... Read More
BY NAPA Net Staff | 2/4/2020
In an industry focused increasingly on the intersection of health and wealth, a new industry consolidation is designed to do just that. That move marries Resources Investment Advisors with... Read More
BY Rebecca Hourihan | 1/23/2020
Your friend’s Facebook account was hacked, your neighbor was part of the Equifax data breach, your client’s credit card was charged fraudulently, but never do you think it could happen to you.... Read More
BY Brian Graff | 1/15/2020
Ironically, one of the most popular provisions in the SECURE Act also turns out to be one of the most controversial among industry professionals. Specifically, that’s the provision regarding “... Read More
In June 2019, the SEC finalized its “best interest” rulemaking package, including: Regulation Best Interest: The Broker-Dealer Standard of Conduct (“Reg BI”), governing recommendations to... Read More
BY Rebecca Hourihan | 1/2/2020
“It might only take me an hour to complete something, but don’t forget about the 15 years it took me to learn how to do it.” Experience cannot be bought; it has to be earned. So, the next time you... Read More
BY NAPA Net Staff | 12/26/2019
National aggregator Strategic Retirement Partners (SRP) has announced that the Millennial team of Jeanne Fisher, Bryan Peebles and Rhea England has joined the firm.  Notable for their... Read More
BY Brian Graff | 12/19/2019
Let’s say you are a plan advisor with experience advising on cash balance, age-weighted profit-sharing, or similarly designed retirement plans – and your client’s accountant calls in April with a... Read More
BY NAPA Net Staff | 12/16/2019
Public employees are the backbone of local communities, serving as teachers, firefighters, police, EMTs, park employees – but when it comes to retirement security, the playing field is not level... Read More
BY Ted Godbout | 12/13/2019
For advisors who have spent their careers building their firms from scratch, selling to a larger firm is an important life event that can spark a range of emotions.  To better understand this... Read More
BY John Iekel | 12/10/2019
Cyber crime, and cyber security, obviously are a concern for plans. But that means more than making sure plan records and accounts are not targets and victims — it also includes other functions... Read More