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Equity Plan Participants Need Your Advice: Schwab
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Equity Plan Participants Need Your Advice: Schwab

Although the average vested value of U. S. workers' equity compensation is almost $100,000, less than half of those employees have ever exercised...

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Top 10 Best States to Start a Business
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Top 10 Best States to Start a Business

Many factors can influence an entrepreneur's chances of success in starting a company. As in so many realms, it often comes down to location....

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Prudential Shares Indexed Annuity Risk With Reinsurer
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Prudential Shares Indexed Annuity Risk With Reinsurer

A unit of Prudential Financial Inc. is turning to a reinsurer in Bermuda to help it power its indexed annuity business. Prudential Annuities Life...

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How to Get Wealthy People to Trust You
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How to Get Wealthy People to Trust You

Trust is a funny thing. I interviewed a retired Chicago advertising executive who explained it's built up slowly over time, yet can vanish in an...

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Why Investors Need to Watch OZ Bills
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Why Investors Need to Watch OZ Bills

If you're involved with Opportunity Zones, you need to be aware of two bills that have been introduced on Capitol Hill. The bills were proposed...

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To Answer Demand Healthcare Developers Find They Must Get Creative
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To Answer Demand Healthcare Developers Find They Must Get Creative

Finding strong deals in the healthcare real estate space has gotten harder this year and investment sales reflect that dynamic. Yet the demand for...

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The Scion Group, Hana Financial Group Acquire Student Housing Portfolio
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The Scion Group, Hana Financial Group Acquire Student Housing Portfolio

CHICAGO, IL - The Scion Group and Hana Financial Group have acquired a four-property, student housing portfolio in a joint-venture transaction. The...

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Childhood Cancer Raises the Survivors' Death Rate: Hank George
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Childhood Cancer Raises the Survivors' Death Rate: Hank George

People who fight off cancer when they are children or young adults may have to keep on fighting: They seem to be much more likely than otherwise...

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FINRA Floats Limit on Brokers as Beneficiaries
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FINRA Floats Limit on Brokers as Beneficiaries

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority is seeking feedback on a new rule proposal that would limit any associated person of a broker-dealer...

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9 Things to Know About a New Regulator Group That Might Like You
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9 Things to Know About a New Regulator Group That Might Like You

A new state insurance regulator panel, the Retirement Security Working Group, is set to have its first public conference call meeting at 1 p.m....

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Advisor Group, Ladenburg Union Creates 'LPL Alternative'
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Advisor Group, Ladenburg Union Creates 'LPL Alternative'

Advisor Group said late Monday that - as had been anticipated - it's buying Ladenburg Thalmann. This merger brings together up to 11,500...

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Annuity Group's Third Video Focuses on 'Family Readiness'
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Annuity Group's Third Video Focuses on 'Family Readiness'

The Indexed Annuity Leadership Committee (IALC) is promoting the third video in its indexed annuity video series. The new video, "Family Ready,"...

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What Wealthy Investors Are Worried About
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What Wealthy Investors Are Worried About

Wealthy investors worldwide are more worried about the investment environment next year than in the years following for the rest of that decade....

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SEC Charges New York Advisor With Running Investment Club Ponzi Scheme
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SEC Charges New York Advisor With Running Investment Club Ponzi Scheme

The Securities and Exchange Commission filed fraud charges against investment advisor Ruless Pierre of Nanuet, New York, and his R. Pierre...

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SEC's Variable Annuity Prospectus Rule Likely by April
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SEC's Variable Annuity Prospectus Rule Likely by April

The Securities and Exchange Commission's Division of Investment Management hopes to release its rule for a variable annuity summary prospectus by...

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Veterans Day
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Veterans Day

Yesterday we celebrated, a time when we honor those who have served our country and reflect on the importance of our armed forces, especially in...

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Genworth, Unum, CNO: Specialty Players Face a New Earnings Chessboard
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Genworth, Unum, CNO: Specialty Players Face a New Earnings Chessboard

U. S. 10-year Treasury note yields fell off a cliff this summer, then sank to the center of the earth, and now are, roughly, at the bottom of a...

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Stockbridge Acquires 8.7M SF Logistics Portfolio
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Stockbridge Acquires 8.7M SF Logistics Portfolio

The Skokie Commerce Center is one of the properties that Stockbridge acquired in the portfolio. SAN FRANCISCO-Stockbridge has acquired an 8.7...

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FINRA Plans Reg BI 'Preparedness' Exams
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FINRA Plans Reg BI 'Preparedness' Exams

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority plans to conduct "preparedness" exams on broker-dealers to assess their compliance with Regulation Best...

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Schwab, BNY Mellon Stress Diversification
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Schwab, BNY Mellon Stress Diversification

The need for diversification in one's investment portfolio was stressed by Charles Schwab and BNY Mellon executives at last week's Schwab Impact...

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Wirehouses Warn: 60/40 Asset Allocation Is Dead
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Wirehouses Warn: 60/40 Asset Allocation Is Dead

The 60/40 stock/bond portfolio, which has functioned for years as the standard for investors' asset allocation, is under attack. No less than three...

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5 Best & 5 Worst U.S. Cities for Veterans to Live
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5 Best & 5 Worst U.S. Cities for Veterans to Live

When we talk about employment factors such as access to health care and health insurance, unemployment rates, financial wellness and job stability,...

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Welltower Strikes $1.7B in Medical Office Deals
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Welltower Strikes $1.7B in Medical Office Deals

TOLEDO, OHIO-Welltower has entered into a definitive agreement to buy a 29-property Class-A medical office building portfolio from Hammes Partners...

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Awareness of AD&D Is Good, Too: Jennifer Gassaway
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Awareness of AD&D Is Good, Too: Jennifer Gassaway

The insurance industry has an awareness month for life insurance, for disability insurance and long-term care insurance. Accidental death and...

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Philanthropies Doubled Their Disaster-Related Funding in 2017
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Philanthropies Doubled Their Disaster-Related Funding in 2017

Private foundations, public charities, corporate giving programs and individual donors contributed $45 billion for disaster relief and humanitarian...

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The Case Against Step Therapy
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The Case Against Step Therapy

Step therapy has become a frustrating consequence of the ever-evolving health system's efforts to control costs. It requires your individual health...

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Fisher Investments Has Hefty Side Bet: Report
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Fisher Investments Has Hefty Side Bet: Report

The investment firm led by Ken Fisher - which has seen some $3.9 billion in assets exit due to his recent crude remarks - now controls over 25% of...

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Medicare Part B Premium Price Outpaces Social Security COLA
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Medicare Part B Premium Price Outpaces Social Security COLA

The percentage increase in the Medicare Part B premium for 2020, like most other years, is much larger than the percentage increase in the Social...

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Portfolio Construction Must 'Evolve,' Schwab Exec Says
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Portfolio Construction Must 'Evolve,' Schwab Exec Says

Advisors' portfolio construction "needs to evolve" and adjustments must be made regularly to meet investors' aspirations, according to James...

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6 Realities for RIA Buyers and Sellers in Today's Market
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6 Realities for RIA Buyers and Sellers in Today's Market

M&A is all the rage these days - several specialists pointing out this year has had more than 100 deals in the financial advisory field to date....

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