Articles by Patrick Meyer

About the author:

Patrick Meyer

Account executive

After graduating from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Patrick helped individuals with their insurance needs. Now in the FinTech world, Patrick is driven by his desire to help advisors adapt and profit from the ever-changing financial landscape.

3 simple steps to set yourself up for success in 2017

As one year closes and another year begins, I see advisors who fall into one of two categories. The first category is advisors that kick their feet up and enjoy the holiday with the families. The second category is advisors that do not take any extra time off because they do not feel they can get everything done.

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4 areas to consider with the central planning model

There are plenty of reasons why a financial services firm wants to be both efficient and specialized, but the two can often work against each other. In response to these sacrifices that firms found themselves making, a common trend in the financial planning industry has been implementing central planning.

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Best reasons to plan downstream

You’ve likely heard of the Pareto principle before, which states that 80 percent of the effects are produced by 20 percent of the causes. In the advisory world, this is often true, where 20 percent of clients will result in 80 percent of a firm’s business.

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Evaluating ROI in FinTech solutions

As much pressure as you may feel to step up your digital game, it is important to remember a simple question that can dictate your business decisions: will I make money by investing in this technology?

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How do I start incorporating financial planning into my practice?

Leveraging financial planning in your practice can have a variety of positive benefits, including a unique value proposition, establishing a relationship with clients, cross-selling products, ensuring your advisors are acting in a fiduciary manner, and more; however, how do you go from a firm who historically has not engaged in these conversations to a new age, comprehensive planner?

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