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Anyone familiar with or us Snappy Kracken?

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Hello Everyone! I am newer here and just wanted to say hi and introduce myself! I work with a Hybrid Independent RIA. If you are an FA curious about Independence or are considering a move, feel free t… more

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Any advice for someone in the middle of a merger?

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I am seeking Financial Advisors with established books who would like to explore independence. Independent Registered Investment Advisors (RIAs) are professional independent advisory firms that provid… more

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Anyone use SmartAsset for leads? Any success?

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Do CFP CPA CFA and MBA make that big of a difference in the RIA world? I’ve seen very successful individuals with all 3 and without any at all

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New to Fishbowl 😁👋 Hello everyone! Quick question for y'all! Who is the youngest holistic financial planner that you know and/or youngest person you know that's started their own RIA?

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Any thoughts on TD Ameritrade Institutional as a custodian? Used to NFS/Fidelity, TDA seems much more efficient and user friendly.

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I'm an independent solo RIA in California. Highschool buddy of mine is a permanent resident of Canada and wants me to manage his money. How do I take on Canadian clients?

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Do we need to do anything special to accept international investors?

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Thinking about all the fiduciary options: Participant 3(38), Plan 3(38) or 3(21), Admin 3(16). What can a RK provide that would help us win plans with you?

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Any RIAs making money on HSA accounts? How?

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Anyone ever use AdvisorStream? Curious your thoughts on the service...

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How many times do you follow-up with clients for an annual review? Do you email and call? I have emailed twice (no calls yet) but no response from the client. Keep trying or wait for them to reach out… more

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Texas FA’s when is your office re-opening?

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Part of a BD now, thinking of going on my own as RIA. Costs would be about 50% less, which makes it seem like an obvious choice. Have a deep family friend relationship with current firm, though. I … more

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Any thoughts on xy planning network?

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We are going to start providing social media posts our marketing team created, mostly non-branded and you are able to auto-schedule them. No cost to use, specifically for our RIA’s who don’t get...

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ADV clarification - i am now part of a smaller RIA, no longer affiliated with a B/D. I am trying to fully understand ADV requirements. Are there 3 main parts? Part 1, Part 2A and Part 2B?

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Are any RIAs charging for maddening 529 plans? If so, how?

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Has anyone used The Warton Group for 401k appointments? Seems like a lot of money for uncertain success...

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Our goal is to add advisors since we are in a growth mode across the US in twelve offices. We’re offering culture, significant payouts, succession planning, and more. RSVP to Connie.

Anyone have any experience with xy planning network? Thoughts?

Anybody have series 24 study materials that they don’t need anymore????

Senoir advisors and owners: What do you offer in commission and fee splits with junior advisors? what do you pay office staff? juniors, what is your current or past comp split?

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My wife left her job that provided us health insurance for a reasonable rate. So I’m finding myself searching for some reasonable alternatives. What are you guys doing? Any cooperatives?? Or what??

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At what point do you fire a client? I have a 49 yr old client w/drawing $50K out of a $72K IRA (trad) to “pay off her home”, a move I completely disagree with/advise against.

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What’s it cost to work with an attorney when leaving a firm?

Does anyone have any good ideas for client appreciation gifts for certain mile stones that don’t break the bank besides a gift card? i.e. when they have been with me for 1 year

What is your experience with The Bill Good Marketing system?

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Anyone interested in doing a collaboration on a YouTube video? Want to bring in other perspectives.

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Anyone familiar or use Elite Resource Team? Looking to explore their Team Based Model .

For those of you out there that are your own independent RIAs, what performance/billing reporting software do you use? I researched multiple providers when I first set up my single man shop......

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Anyone using remote marketing consultants for social media seminar promotions or creating online content?

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Is riskalyze worth it as a lead gen tool?

Anyone work with Carson Group? If so share experience

Looking to refer a friend in the Las Vegas area to an independent advisor for term insurance and basic retirement planning.

Valentines Day - what do you guys do for your widowed clients?

Just made the move from a wirehouse to join an RIA! So excited!

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