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April 11, 2016 | Yahoo Finance

Sammons Retirement Solutions Announces Record Company Growth

WEST DES MOINES, IA—(Marketwired - April 11, 2016)—Sammons Retirement Solutions®, creator of the innovative LiveWell® Annuity Series and LiveWell® Mutual Fund IRA Series, announced record-breaking company growth in 2015.

March 22, 2016 | FinancialPlanning

Which Overlooked Milestones Matter Most to Clients

We are always looking for new ideas for connecting with current clients and reaching out to new prospects. Many advisors send a note or give a quick call for a birthday, but have you considered reaching out on half birthdays? It sounds strange, but in the financial world there are some important mid-year timetables you shouldn't miss.

March 14, 2016 | InsuranceNewsNet

Talk About Taxes Without Sounding Like A Math Teacher

Taxes and numbers are two things that people rarely like to hear about. So, financial professionals need to talk about taxes without sounding like a math teacher. But the question remains, how can you help your client plan for the future without it sounding like a lecture?

March 11, 2016 | InsuranceNewsNet

7 Steps To Ramp Up Your 2016 Prospecting Efforts

With the first quarter of 2016 in its final weeks, now is the time many of us start seriously thinking about how we are going to kick-up our prospecting efforts. Maybe you have tried a few things, but are looking for some new ideas.

December 23, 2015 | ThinkAdvisor

Investment-Only Variable Annuities, Who Should Invest in Them and the Importance of Due Diligence

Generating enough retirement income continues to be a top concern among investors today, and while annuities can be a helpful solution to achieve that goal, there are a lot of options out there and making the right choice can be confusing. Financial professionals are always searching for ways to provide value to existing clients by introducing new investment options, and they are always in pursuit of ways to capture new assets. As the new year dawns, this could be the perfect time to look at your current book of business and reevaluate investments to make sure they are still a good fit.

December 2015 | IRI Insights

A Dynamic Market: Retirement Income Innovation Explained

The retirement income market is in a dynamic state as a result of ongoing innovation products and features. These changes are the result of efforts tailoring products to meet specific consumer needs. When leveraged properly as part of a holistic retirement plan, these innovations create great opportunities.

July 14, 2015 | LifeHealthPro

How – and why – you should engage in multigenerational planning

You can have a fantastic relationship with a client. Retirement funds could be invested in the perfect product. Everything could be exactly on target to meet your client's goals. But without realizing it, you could be just one serious health issue or life-changing event away from all of those assets disappearing. Why? Because you're not involving the entire family.

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