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In the past 50 years, American life has changed dramatically.
Working women became the norm.
A bachelor degree became the new high school diploma. Continue reading
Financial advising is so much more than simply helping people decide what to do with their money.
You need to have empathy, a problem-solving attitude, and an ability to read between the lines in order to discern what’s important to your client, even when he or she isn’t saying it outright.
In short, you’ve got to be a people person – someone who’s able both to put people at ease and relate to their needs, whatever those may be. Continue reading
At Ashar, we’ve got one motto that guides every aspect of our business: Do what is right, and you will be blessed. It’s so integral to our way of thinking, in fact, that we named our business after it – that’s what ‘ashar,’ a Biblical term, means.
We’ve spent our years in the life settlement industry working to build strong, trusting relationships with the people we serve. It comes naturally to us – after all, we started this business as a family. Continue reading
These days, much industry talk in the financial advising industry is about the importance of attracting Millennial clients. Since there is a substantial number of high earners in this age group, the logic goes, they’re in need of experienced financial advice; and on the flip side, cultivating these younger clients can help grow an advisor’s revenue. Continue reading
As a financial advisor, you have access to your clients’ most sensitive personal details.
From account numbers to net worth, Social Security numbers, and family history, your servers are full of information that, in the wrong hands, could spell catastrophe for the people who’ve entrusted it to you. Continue reading
What’s the big deal with big data?
The overwhelming amount of data now available, and the progressively complicated technology that comes with it, has not only transformed our lives, but also the way industries function and compete. Continue reading
Making the shift from earning a regular paycheck to subsisting entirely on retirement savings can be a shock for even the most confident retirees.
Even if you’ve saved for retirement your entire adult life and are reasonably sure that you have enough to get by, financial stress can still creep up. Luckily, there are many relatively easy ways that retirees – and near-retirees – can improve their finances. Continue reading
The end of 2016 and beginning of 2017 marked a fairly uncertain period for the finance industry.
The result of the U.S. election, unexpected by many, threw markets into a tizzy. Once President Trump took office, things remained uncertain: how would this president change rules and regulations that the previous administration had set? How would his promises to improve the economy actually play out? Continue reading
- Life Settlement Industry Continues to See Growth
- 3 Facts About Life Settlements That Every Financial Advisor Should Know
- The Most Important Topics in Longevity Planning
- The People Behind the Numbers: How Life Settlements Can Help Families
- Life Settlements and Irrevocable Life Insurance Trusts (ILITs)