A 2021 Regulatory Outlook: 4 Critical Areas for Agents and Advisors

Maureen James – Co-owner/Principal at Summit Compliance Group, LLC | Compliance, Data Security, Risk Assessment, Regulation, Best Interest Rule “If you think compliance is expensive – try non-compliance.” – Former US Deputy Attorney General, Paul McNulty Compliance tends to get a bad rap because it’s often associated with laws, regulations, enforcement actions and their associated […]

Three Tips for Year-End Financial Planning

DMI | Financial planning, taxes 2020 is officially wrapping up. From market volatility to global challenges like the COVID-19 pandemic, this year has been full of ups and downs. It’s more important than ever to ensure your financial planning is in order. As you support your clients during a challenging year, these are some things […]

Tips for a Successful First Client Meeting

Asking the right questions during a fact-finding meeting is key to impressing your clients, allowing you to start your relationship off on the right foot. Read on to learn more about the importance of first meeting fact-finders, including tips on making a lasting positive impression. The Key to a Successful Fact-Finding Meeting Fact-finders should cover qualitative […]

How to Stay Connected in a Virtual World

The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly increased our reliance on virtual meeting software. Video conferencing giant Zoom saw daily users increase from 10 million (prior to the COVID-19 pandemic) to 300 million on April 21st, 2020. The use of virtual meeting software allows us to stay connected to one another no matter where we are, augmenting […]

Life Insurance Awareness Month

What is Life Insurance Awareness Month? Life Insurance Awareness Month was created by the non-profit organization, Life Happens, to remind Americans to add life insurance to their financial plans. Hundreds of financial professionals and industry groups across the country join this educational initiative yearly. This year’s theme, “Reality Check: The time for life insurance is […]

The Importance of a Having a Blog

Most business owners in this day and age understand how important an online presence is. Bill Gates said it best, “If your business is not on the internet, then your business will be out of business.” Of course, the first step in creating a strong online presence is through your website.  At DMI, we provide […]

4 Easy Ways to Stay Connected With Your Clients This Summer

Summer is the perfect time to enjoy a well-deserved vacation. Although many summer vacations have morphed into staycations this year, most people are still taking time off to spend with their families. While people are taking a much-needed break from the stressors of life, it can make it a difficult time for financial professionals to […]

Is Your Client’s Income Guaranteed?

June is Annuity Awareness Month, making it the perfect time to educate your customers on annuities and their benefits. Here are some of the factors to be aware of when educating your clients and marketing annuities. Different Needs A key step in the retirement income strategy is to help maximize your clients’ income. Understanding what […]

Helping Clients Prepare for the Unexpected

Our economy is currently going through a great change as a result of COVID-19, and many families are having their financial strategies upended because of it. However, as a financial planner, you are in the perfect position to guide your clients through this troubling period and help them work towards their financial goals. Keep reading […]

How to Manage Retirement Finances During an Economic Upheaval

Retiring comfortably is a goal we all work towards. We save our salaries over years of hard work to finally settle down and enjoy all the wonder life has to offer. But what do you do when the economy sees a major shift and your plans are now in doubt? Here are a few things […]