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Making the Best of Difficulties

In the face of unsettling headlines and strains of social distancing, it’s important to find ways to reduce your personal and your family’s stress levels.

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Tips to Achieve a Better Work-Life Balance

Work-life balance is something all professionals struggle with at some point in their careers. The fight between keeping your career thriving and spending precious time with your family or doing things you love can be stressful and difficult, especially for financial professionals.

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Succession Done Right: Relationship Building is Key

What happens when a succession plan goes right? Barbara Williams and Gloria Foote founded Financial Focus, an independent investment advisory practice, in 1984. Although the Carlsbad, California-based firm works with businesses and couples, the partners focus strongly on women clients.

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Super Women’s Summit Outside-the-box Keynote Focuses on Memory and Mental Acuity for Clients and Advisors

Securities America celebrated our 12th annual Super Women’s Summit on June 5, bringing together top women financial professionals to meet up, learn and hear from speakers who resonate with women from both a personal and professional perspective. This year we welcomed the equally amazing women financial professionals from our sister independent advisory and brokerage firm (IAB), KMS Financial Services, and had 200 women in attendance.

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Values and Faith Moving to Center Stage in Investment Strategies

Research from Spectrum reveals nearly half of millennials with a net worth of $1 million-plus factor social responsibility into their choice of investments. More than a quarter of investors age 45 or younger have put at least 25 percent of their investments into socially responsible companies. Institutional and high net worth investors, especially millennials and women, are aligning their values with their investments.

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Working in Golden Years Has Its Rewards – And Risks

Diminished capacity could devastate a practice and its clients.

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Successful Women of Finance in U.S. History

In writing their own stories, these women also helped write the story of our country. We think of them as we celebrate Women’s History Month. These are their stories – what’s your story?

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Clients Aren’t Afraid of Technology. Are You?

Tech hacks for a more efficient practice.

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What You Should Know About Gender Differences

“I would love to have a practice filled entirely with female clients,” said Lance Harshbarger, a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional and president of a financial practice in Overland Park, Kansas. 

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Nurturing Tomorrow’s Women Financial Professionals Today

As a longtime advocate for women in financial services, one of my favorite events each year is the Ladenburg Institute of Women & Finance symposium (LIWF).

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