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February 14, 2013
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  • Survey: Advisers' compensation is up 4% since 2010
    Annual pay for sole practitioners at financial-planning practices has risen to $98,049 on average, an increase of about 4% over 2010 figures, according to a survey by the Financial Planning Association. "The findings ... mirror the growth of our profession and the economy," said Lauren Schadle, the group's CEO. The survey also found that the number of client households served and the practitioner's experience and certifications positively affect advisers' income. (2/12) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Fixed-indexed annuities are gaining favor, expert says
    Downside protection, shorter durations, living benefits and a greater acceptance among investment advisers have combined to propel the sales of fixed-indexed annuities, says Eric Thomes of Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America. The product's enhanced features, also associated with variable annuities, have prompted many advisers to include it in the "safe money bucket" of investments, Thomes said. National Underwriter Life & Health (2/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Are you projecting the image you want?
    Success starts with image, writes Kevin Daum, who offers seven tips for refining how you are perceived. Good grooming and style are essential, as are proper grammar and the ability to engage in interesting and intelligent conversation, Daum writes. He also suggests making sure the people you interact with feel valued and spending time around people whose success you admire. "You want people to think you are a winner from Day One," Daum writes. Inc. online (free registration) (2/8) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Love and marriage (and insurance)
    Conventional wisdom holds that married couples and families are among those with a compelling need for life insurance. This is a main theme of the LIFE Foundation's current Insure Your Love campaign. So obviously, states with the highest percentages of married people are also the ones with the highest numbers of life insurance policies per capita, right? Well, not so fast. Read more on the NAIFA Blog. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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