Practice Management Archives - Creative Edge

Annuity Companies Look to Simplify the 1035 Process

February 13 2019

by Kati Hess

The 1035 exchange isn’t known for efficiency. An exchange between annuities usually requires multiple signed documents, a lengthy compliance and suitability review, and settlement as the funds are transferred between carriers. It’s not unusual for an exchange to take weeks, if not months. That could be changing though. According to a recent article in InvestmentNews,… Read More


Get Your Voice Heard on Social Media

February 12 2019

by Connor Wilson - Sales Specialist

There is no better time to stay in front of prospects and clients online then now! Increase your online engagement with CreativeOne’s Social Media Elite program.   With Social Media Elite, we take care of everything, so there’s no extra work on your end—but think of what could come of it: more engagement and better… Read More


Redtail CRM: Easy to Use, Quick to Deploy & Delivers a Rapid Return on Investment

Looking for more from your CRM? Well, look no further than Redtail. Redtail Technology is a leading provider of web-based CRM, compliant text messaging solutions (Redtail Speak), paperless office and email archiving solutions in the financial services industry. Cohosted by David Mehlhorn, Director of Sales at Redtail and Dennis Mattern, VP, Training & Development at… Read More


Use Redtail to streamline your firm

CreativeOne has partnered with Redtail to offer discounted services. In order to run an efficient business, it is imperative to have a system in place to streamline your customer database processes.  Being organized can directly impact your bottom line. The best part? All contracted agents can receive a discount through CreativeOne. Already have a CRM?… Read More


2019 Tax Summary courtesy of Allianz

Nothing is permanent, except change   One thing for certain is the federal income tax rate has been subject to change over the years.  Although tax rates may continue to shift in the future, it’s important to understand how the current federal income tax works and how it might impact your client’s retirement income or financial… Read More


BREAKING NEWS: 5th Circuit Court Denies Motions by AARP, States

The Fifth Circuit Court has denied the motions to intervene with the Department of Labor Fiduciary Rule filed on April 26, 2018, by the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) and the states of California, New York and Oregon. The motions were a last-ditch attempt to salvage the Department of Labor’s Fiduciary Rule. With the… Read More


SEC Proposes New Rule for Broker-Dealers

On Wednesday, April 18, the SEC proposed a best-interest standard for broker-dealers. Under this proposed standard, broker-dealers and associated persons would be required to adhere to the best interest of the client and to develop policies and procedures to mitigate and disclose conflicts of interest. It would also prohibit BDs and associated persons from holding… Read More


Advisor grows practice by 229%. See how.

How one advisor went from the daily grind to focusing on relationships with his clients Matt Green, an independent advisor, changed the entire way he does business because of ChangePath, a turnkey asset management platform (TAMP). Matt’s comprehensive practice lost one of its key personnel, but that didn’t stop Matt from having a record year…. Read More


Complimentary Retirement Planning Software for CreativeOne Agents

Learn about the 2018 Income Maximizer (IMAX) Updates SIGN ME UP » As a CreativeOne agent, you have complimentary access to our Income Maximizer (IMAX) software. With the New Year comes change, and IMAX has several updates we want to share with you including: How to uncover potential Roth conversion opportunities using IMAX’s new Bracket… Read More


The Conversation before the Conversation: RSVP Today

Hear from Eleanor Johnson, CPA, CLU, CGMA & National VP of Institutional Sales at John Hancock about how to create a common dialogue that motivates clients to incorporate life insurance into their planning, while at the same time revealing assets and future sales opportunities. Welcome to: The Conversation before the Conversation. Tuesday, March 20 8:30 a.m…. Read More