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Ron Pechtimaldjian
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Ron joined ThinkAdvisor in 2010 and is its executive editor. Previously, he was a staff editor at The New York Times News Service for 18 years
Ron joined ThinkAdvisor in 2010 and is its executive editor. Previously, he was a staff editor at The New York Times News Service for 18 years

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"It's Business. It's not personal": That model. Not the "Made an offer he can't refuse" model--though that's probably not a good one to emulate either. +ThinkAdvisor +Michael Kitces +Marty Morua 

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Yes. But which Quarter?
A quarter of wirehouse advisors are expected to go indie by 2019, according to a Cerulli report .

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Bill Gross' new zombie TV show: the "Walking Fed." +ThinkAdvisor +Bill Winterberg +Marty Morua +Marie Swift 
Bil Gross says "zombies" are roaming the economy thanks to low interest rates 

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Will these fees finally go away? Investors sure don't benefit from them. +ThinkAdvisor +Marty Morua +Brendan Mullooly +Brent Hunsberger +Bill Winterberg
The SEC is reviewing the entire spectrum of 12b-1 fees 

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I'm all in then--except I have to wait another 15-20 years. +ThinkAdvisor +Marty Morua 
Harold Evensky used to shun annuities—but now sees them as vital for retirement 

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Dang Robot Wars. I assume next Robo-Advisor will be a Terminator-based platform, designed to destroy rivals. +ThinkAdvisor +Marty Morua +Bill Winterberg +Brendan Mullooly
Robo-advising competitors throw punches at Schwab's new platform 

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Here's some good advice you wouldn't normally get from an advisor: Don't forget that looong messy part of life before retirement.
Maybe You Shouldn't Be Maxing Out Your 401k Contributions (Yet)

Maxing out your retirement account is usually a good call. However, if you're doing so without creating an emergency fund and assessing your cash flow first, you could be setting yourself up for a future mess.

#401k   #retirementplanning   #financialplanning  

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Answer: A catapult that launches bears--duh.
What is a Bearish Catapult?

Tim explains the bearish catapult on this week's +Mullooly Asset Management video. This is an interesting point and figure pattern.

#PnF   #pointandfigure   #technicalanalysis   #investing  

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Finke goes on to say this is "insane" to treat the elderly this way. +ThinkAdvisor +Marty Morua +Michael Kitces +Bill Winterberg
An industry without #fiduciary protections preys on the elderly, Michael Finke says.

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I think El-Erian has the right take over the nay-sayers. Given the economic environment were in, this is pretty darn good. +ThinkAdvisor +Marty Morua +Mike Patton 
El-Erian: The "wow jobs report" sets stage for a rate hike 
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