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What would a guy pay on 500k of 1099 income? Im setup as an s Corp and pay a wage of around $150k. I have a number from my tax person but it doesn’t seem right. There must be some people in in this si… more

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Thoughts on Bomb Bomb?

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New to the industry. How do I find new clients in this COVID environment?

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New AWMA... curious to know what a reasonable salary expectation is and what the growth looks like for an associate within a growing ensemble. For context, background is more analytical, taking CAIA l… more

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Looking to sell a book of 250mil AUM. Wondering what you’d pay for it. 150 active clients. Age range from 32-85. Core concentration in their 40s and early 50s. AUM fees ranging from 1-1.25%. “

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Curious how many hours a week established (with over 10 years experience) advisors work. And for your highest compensated staff member, what’s the expectation on how many hours that person works.

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How have people found the journey into becoming an adviser. What's the best route? Administrator > Paraplanner > Adviser. Or straight in on an adviser training scheme? From a UK based Trai… more

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Any experience with Coach Joe Lukas - Magellan Network?

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Interns - What do they do for you?

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Anybody done work with Planswell?

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Hey everyone . Hope you and your loved ones are well. Got a call from a recruiter via linked in . Is Merrill Lynch offering an accelerate 5 year Advisor program with a base of up to 250k ? No draw, ba… more

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Several clients have been asking about the bond market and seem panicked. What advice/guidance are you giving clients that want out of bonds completely?

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How long did it take you to get to 100mm AUM?

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Been a FA for 10 years, but during COVID figured out that this advisory role was built on sand. Current clients arent able to sustain production. What should I do?

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Does it make sense to split investment between multiple investment manage , e.g ~ 600k in ML and 200k in Betterment ? As a result I will pay less management fee on 200k.

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Anyone know where I can get a Quilt chart? I have Columbia’s but it only goes back 10 years.

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How should I chase these clients? 1: has been cat and mouse with me since August. Has a huge protection need but never commits 2: existing client reached out to me for private health care as he’s m… more

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I am looking for a junior FA opportunity. I work in the transitions department for a big wirehouse. Wonder if anyone has any tips on how to get in the business. Raymond James Ameriprise Financial UBS … more

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I am a new advisor and new to this app. I have read a lot of negative comments regarding SmartAssets. Any recommendations for prospecting during this time with little face to face interaction? Coastal… more

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How do you distribute your annually updated Form ADV II and get acknowledgement of receipt from clients? I use Adobe Sign for signatures on an acknowledgment of receipt form which I include in the For… more

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Looking for a leadership position in the Financial Services Industry. Have extensive experience in Supervision and recruiting experienced advisors. Please message if there’s an opportunity you have. I… more

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Looking for an associate adviser in Centennial CO. PM me if looking for an opportunity.

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What kind of salary would a new financial advisor at a bank be paid? I am trying to get an idea of salary ranges and online search it’s kind of hard to narrow it down.

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Is anyone actively and successfully using their website to get leads? If so, how? It seems like so many of ours are online brochures that are more passive than active.

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Has anyone had any luck asking for referrals in this virtual world? Any successes via email/letters, etc? I would love to know what’s working.

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What are the best ways to cold prospect right now?

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For those that own your office, what are the total expenses that should be considered? Mortgage, taxes, insurance, utilities, internet, phones, cleaning services(?), lawn care/snow removal, what am I … more

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Did you or your son go to Military School for high school? Would love to hear your experiences good or bad.

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What are some good/interesting investment related presentation topics for a wide range of audience?

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I’ve been doing this job now for 25 years. What is blowing me away is 3 generations of family are now working with me in at least 6 client groups. I love my job and I love my clients.

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What is your favorite stock screener and proposal tool? Advisor workstation is what I currently use

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Alright crew, I need some advice. I’m currently in negotiations to possibly leave my firm (Merrill Lynch) and work for an RIA. I will be given a salary to service some of their current clients and the… more

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Client is in Argentina. Does anyone else work with NRC clients. I have a very specific question. Please DM.

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How do you effectively take/store clients notes? I’m currently taking paper notes in meetings that I then type up but I’ve got bits and bobs of things here and there. I was thinking of getting cahier … more

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I am taking the CFP exam in July. I currently have my RICP but I struggle with how to market the designation. I’m fearful that I will have the same problem with the CFP. What do you do to show people … more

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RayJay Fish — anyone on here use Redtail and want to join a best practice group? Would be to maximize Redtail efficiency. DM if interested. Have a practice in VA an… more

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How do you guys build your network? I am a young advisor and have a great estate lawyer I work with but I'm struggling to find a decent CPA/tax guy i want to work with. Any opinions on the best wa… more

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I’m currently being contacted by a recruiter from Equitable Advisors, does anyone have experience with them?

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26 year old prospect that just inherited a $20mm estate. He’s a country boy with limited financial knowledge. What direction would you go in order to land this prospect?

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Who has clients who have experienced financial abuse? Have they shared their experience with you?

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