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®

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[…]

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

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.[…]

Is Your Risk Tolerance Assessment A Cosmo Test?

If you have ever taken a quiz entitled “How to tell if your boyfriend is cheating on you” or “Answer these five questions to learn to see if you’re a good friend,” then you’ve probably taken something akin to what we call a “Cosmo test.” Your answers to just a few questions will result in[…]