Financial Planning, Millennials, Vlog

A Rant On Millennials and Savings

This morning I read an article about how Millennials have a harder time saving than their parents, and I wanted to talk about it. Side note: The Millennials I work with have no problem saving, so I know it is possible!   CNN Money: It’s Not Avocado Toast: It’s Actually Harder For Millennials to Save Money Time: New College Grads Could…

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Financial Planning, Millennials

#XYPN17 Day 3

The third and final day of #XYPN17 is complete; we were back to breakout sessions to focus on improving the business aspect of our firms–it was compliance and efficiency through processes and workflows for me. Other advisors learned about niche marketing, growth through acquisition, behavioral economics, and a variety of marketing approaches. As I told you in my previous posts,…

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Financial Planning, Millennials

#XYPN17 Day 2

Day 2 of #XYPN17 started bright and early (5:45 AM) at the T. Boone Pickens YMCA with 7 other XYPNers for a couple games of pick up. I’ve never been to a conference where an organized game of basketball was a part of the agenda–the XY Planning Network prides itself on the conference being an “unconferencey” conference–meaning it’s not a…

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Financial Planning, Millennials

#XYPN17

I’ll be spending the next few days in Dallas with nearly 500 advisors from across the country at the 2017 XY Planning Network Conference. We’ll be discussing how we can better serve our clients, specifically younger professionals. One of the cool things about this conference is while technically we are all “competitors”, you would not be able to tell by…

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Financial Planning, Millennials

Start With The Right Intent

“Every project must begin with the right intent.” – Ryan Holiday I’m in the process of finishing Ryan Holiday’s newest book, Perennial Sellers; it’s a book about creating timeless pieces of work–perennial sellers. I pre-ordered the book because I’m a fan of Holiday’s work, enjoy his writing style and wanted to support him. I also thought I’d pick up a few…

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Baby Boomers, Bigger Picture, Financial Planning, Millennials

My Guest Post on The Backcourt Report

Social media, specifically Twitter, has been instrumental in the success of RL Wealth Management. It may come as a surprise, but the impact on my firm has not been attracting clients, but it has been the opportunity to connect with other like-minded advisors across the country. As a solo advisor, being able to network with advisors helping change the landscape…

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Bigger Picture, Financial Planning, Millennials

A New Breed of Advisors

“And if someone chooses a different wealth management firm because this whole squad’s rockin’ Nikes and New Balance, then frankly, we’ve dodged a bullet. That’s the wrong client for us. We want to work with people who are talking to us for the right reason – wealth management, investing expertise and true financial advice.”     -Josh Brown Amen.   It’s always…

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Bigger Picture, Financial Planning

Trust Your Process

“You must build up your life action by action, and be content if each one achieves its goals as far as possible–and no one can keep you from this. But there will be some external obstacle to acting with justice, self-control, and wisdom. But what is some other area of my action is thwarted? Well, gladly accept the obstacle for…

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