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    3 Myths About Investment Risk Tolerance and Performance

    Too often, in the financial world, there's a misguided obsession with beating benchmarks like the S&P 500 within arbitrary time frames, such as the calendar year. Remember the legendary fund manager Bill Miller and his Legg Mason Value Trust fund's remarkable streak? He outperformed the S&P 500 for 15 consecutive years. Impressive, right? But here's a reality check: it was more about the quirks of the calendar than a consistent, year-round performance.

    Lessons From the Cockpit: The Importance of a Financial Planning Checklist

    In a recent advisor team meeting at Beck Bode, I drew a parallel between financial planning and my...

    Beyond Revenue: 8 Determinants of Valuation for a Financial Advisory Business

    If you’re thinking you’d like to sell your practice at some point, you’ll want to know what it’s...

    Financial Advisor Meeting Checklist: 4 Ways To Build Trust With Your Clients

    Every financial advisor - in fact, anyone who provides advice to others - needs to do a certain...

    8 Centers of Influence Tips for Financial Advisors

    What do you do when you’re not getting enough referrals from your Centers of Influence (COI)? Or...

    Goal-Based Investing: The Foundation for Advisor-Client Relationships

    What I want to talk about today is what we call the GPS here at Beck Bode. GPS stands for Goals...

    The True Value of a Good Financial Advisor

    Humans are emotional creatures. When it comes to investing, because of our emotionality, we run a...

    Key Elements of Succession Planning: Preparing Your Clients

    Most financial advisors know that they need to have a succession plan in place – whether they...

    7 Ways to Maximize the Valuation of Your Financial Advisory Practice

    One of the ways in which we have been successful in growing Beck Bode is by inviting like-minded...

    Financial Advisor Practice Acquisition: 8 Lessons We Learned

    Here at Beck Bode, we have grown our firm organically (meaning one client at a time) and through...
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