DataPoints in Action: Fintentional®

DataPoints in Action: Fintentional®

A well-designed financial plan can help clients achieve more than just financial goals. We talked with Michael Palazzolo, founder of Fintentional®, about how his firm helps clients achieve life goals in the context of financial planning. Michael is a former software engineer who started his transition to financial planning in 2007 and became a Certified[…]

DataPoints in Action: WorthyNest®

DataPoints in Action: WorthyNest®

How do advisors understand clients’ money-related attitudes before their first meeting? We chatted with Deborah Meyer, CFP®, CPA/PFS, CEPA, owner of WorthyNest® and Amazon bestselling author of Redefining Family Wealth about how her firm incorporates DataPoints assessments into the client experience. Tell us a little about WorthyNext and what makes your firm unique. WorthyNest® is a fee-only, fiduciary wealth[…]

What is Financial Psychology?

What is Financial Psychology?

Financial psychology is the study of the mind and behavior as it relates to spending, saving, and investing decisions. Financial psychologists apply psychological theories, methods, and practices to the areas of personal finance and financial services. The field takes into account both individual differences in money-related behaviors and decisions as well as client psychology, that[…]

Getting to Know Prospects In a Remote World

Getting to Know Prospects In a Remote World

As the full impact of COVID-19 continues to unveil itself in the financial services industry, many advisors we are hearing from have begun to plan for a long-term remote practice. If you are contemplating a similar shift for the future, it is important to understand the limitations of the methods you used in the past[…]

Communicating During Chaos: Talking To The Public

Communicating During Chaos: Talking To The Public

Like economics, financial planning, or psychology, there is a science to communication. Research-backed methods exist for sharing information with others, particularly in times of chaos or a crisis. As many of you probably have experienced during preceding days, there are excellent examples of letters, email messages, and social media posts that are both informative and comforting.[…]