Most Read IRIS Articles of the Week: July 10-14

Here’s a look at the Top 11 Most Viewed Articles of the Week on , July 10-14, 2017

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1. Retirement Planning Has Its Limits: How to Prepare

Retirement planning is one of the issues that commonly leads clients to consult financial advisers. One of its essential aspects is creating a plan to save and invest in order to provide a comfortable retirement income. Ideally, this starts many years ahead of retirement, even as early as your first paycheck. — Rick Kahler

2. Why You Need to Vividly Bring Your Clients Goals and Aspirations to Life

When they talk abut retirement, what do you do? Here are some ideas to create vivid pictures to put in your clients minds about their future. Use this powerful technique to help clients fully commit to their future goals. Paul Kingsman

3. Better Index Investing: The Benefits of Multi-Factor Security Selection

How would you summarize your approach to security selection? There are a number of sources of equity returns beyond growth itself. These include factor exposures such as value, size, momentum and quality — Yaz Romahi

4. The Answer to Your Clients' Long-Term Care May Be Their Life Insurance

Near the top of the worry list for anyone considering retirement is the fear their health will deteriorate so much they’ll be forced to seek long-term care, a situation that could leave them and their families slammed with expenses far beyond what they can afford. — Chris Orestis

5. Ten Questions That Will Drive Growth and Profitability

In researching high growth professional services firms we made an eye-opening discovery. Those firms that did systematic business research on their target client group grew faster and were more profitable. — Lee Frederiksen

6. The Best Kept Secret In The Financial Services World

It’s no secret that the financial industry is at a crossroads. Traditional business methods and tactics are slowly being pushed out by a new, consumer friendly approach. However, not so fast—the old model is still ingrained in our psyches and our lives — Michael Kay

7. Smart Beta ETFs: The "Dream Diet" for Your Portfolio

What’s powerful about Smart Beta is that it allows investors to target very specific factors to create an ideal portfolio based on a given asset allocation. — Salvatore Bruno

8. Do Introverts Connect Better Than Extroverts?

You might not be the type of person who loves to socialize, attend big parties, and network whenever you get the chance. But to be a great connector, you don’t have to. — Maribeth Kuzmeski

9. 6 Ways Leaders Can Develop the Grit They Need

Grit isn’t just working incredibly hard. There are no shortcuts to excellence. Developing real expertise, figuring out real hard problems, it all takes time-longer than most people imagine. Then you’ve got to apply those skills and produce goods or services that are valuable to people.. — Terri Klass

10. Battle of the Sexes: Male vs. Female Leadership

Do men and women lead differently? While they share the same responsibilities in any given leadership role, researchers have found that in all the areas that really set leaders apart like how helpful, supportive and personally engaged they are, male and female leaders typically vary. — Vanessa Van Edwards

11. How To Triple Your Website Traffic From Social Media

If you’re looking to improving your website traffic free from social media, this is the right place for you. Social media is rapidly growing, and many business owners are finally embracing it for free traffic and engagement with their audience. — Apolline Adiju