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Most Read IRIS Articles of the Week: June 11-15


Most Read IRIS Articles of the Week: June 11-15

Here’s a look at the Top 11 Most Viewed Articles of the Week on, June 11-15, 2018

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1. The Missing Ingredient in Professional Development: SKILLS

Regulators, politicians, consumer groups, product manufacturers…competing business models that look to bypass advice entirely….all of them are making a lot of noise about how advice delivery can be improved. — Tony Vidler

2. Here’s Why Financial Services Firms Should Be Blogging in 2018

If you’re like any of the financial services firms that we work with, you’re busy: busy chasing down leads, building new products and business lines, meeting with vendors and partners, executing on your marketing strategy—in other words, you’re busy running your business. — Alexandra Levis

3. How to Create Exclusivity and Scarcity in Your Book

“My cardiologist is so good, I can never get in to see him.”  People want what they can’t have.  One of the reasons clients don’t send referrals is there’s no sense of urgency. — Bryce Sanders

4. The Value of a White Paper

A white paper is a persuasive, authoritative, in-depth report on a specific topic that presents a problem and provides your solution. This is an important part to practice, as a white paper can establish credibility, and attract more traffic to your website and services. — Kirk Lowe and Matt Halloran

5. Your True North: Finding the Power That Guides You

There are many times in life when we find ourselves in a position where we need to make a life-altering decision. Whether you consider yourself pragmatic or not, it can be hard to remain focused on what really matters most. — Mindy Diamond

6. Mortgage Interest Rates: To Buy or Not to Buy – That is the Question

Whether purchasing your first home, your “forever home,” or even your retirement home, the questions looms: when should I buy? Considering interest rates are on the move, it’s a natural question and one worth addressing. — Andrew Rosen

7. Beyond Fear: How to Gear Up For Success

Looking fear straight in the eye— it’s not something most of us are comfortable with, but it’s a challenge that you can realistically become comfortable with. — Deborah Goldstein

8. The Ultimate Financial Comeback Story From Financial Ruin

This week we sit down with former-NFL player Marques Ogden. After his career in professional sports, Marques experienced fast success and failure within the construction industry. — Lauryn Williams

9. Why Advisors Fail to Grow

There are few common denominators that cause advisors not to grow their businesses. One of them that I run across frequently is having to get things perfect first, then I can go ahead and build my business. — Joseph Lukacs

10. The Market Is on Sale When It Dips

The story Ruth told me had to do with a client that called up and wanted to stop all his monthly contributions while the market was down, and start again when the market was going up. — Don Connelly

11. Start Understanding Your Mortgage in Fewer Than 10 Minutes

Obviously no one can predict when a life event will occur: divorce, death of a spouse, forced retirement, or job loss. But being prepared financially for whatever happens can be one less trauma to deal with at a difficult time. — Lynn S. Evans

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