We would love to hear from you. Click on the ‘Contact Us’ link to the right and choose your favorite way to reach-out!

wscdsdc

media/speaking contact

Jamie Johnson

business contact

Victoria Peterson

Contact Us

855.ask.wink

Close [x]
pattern

Industry News

Categories

  • Industry Articles (16,771)
  • Industry Conferences (3)
  • Industry Job Openings (3)
  • Negative Media (138)
  • Positive Media (73)
  • Sheryl's Articles (624)
  • Sheryl's Blogs (178)
  • Wink's Articles (242)
  • Wink's Blogs (225)
  • Wink's Press Releases (93)
  • Blog Archives

  • April 2021
  • March 2021
  • February 2021
  • January 2021
  • December 2020
  • November 2020
  • October 2020
  • September 2020
  • August 2020
  • July 2020
  • June 2020
  • May 2020
  • April 2020
  • March 2020
  • February 2020
  • January 2020
  • December 2019
  • November 2019
  • October 2019
  • September 2019
  • August 2019
  • July 2019
  • June 2019
  • May 2019
  • April 2019
  • March 2019
  • February 2019
  • January 2019
  • December 2018
  • November 2018
  • October 2018
  • September 2018
  • August 2018
  • July 2018
  • June 2018
  • May 2018
  • April 2018
  • March 2018
  • February 2018
  • January 2018
  • December 2017
  • November 2017
  • October 2017
  • September 2017
  • August 2017
  • July 2017
  • June 2017
  • May 2017
  • April 2017
  • March 2017
  • February 2017
  • January 2017
  • December 2016
  • November 2016
  • October 2016
  • September 2016
  • August 2016
  • July 2016
  • June 2016
  • May 2016
  • April 2016
  • March 2016
  • February 2016
  • January 2016
  • December 2015
  • November 2015
  • October 2015
  • September 2015
  • August 2015
  • July 2015
  • June 2015
  • May 2015
  • April 2015
  • March 2015
  • February 2015
  • January 2015
  • December 2014
  • November 2014
  • October 2014
  • September 2014
  • August 2014
  • July 2014
  • June 2014
  • May 2014
  • April 2014
  • March 2014
  • February 2014
  • January 2014
  • December 2013
  • November 2013
  • October 2013
  • September 2013
  • August 2013
  • July 2013
  • June 2013
  • May 2013
  • April 2013
  • March 2013
  • February 2013
  • January 2013
  • December 2012
  • November 2012
  • October 2012
  • September 2012
  • August 2012
  • July 2012
  • June 2012
  • May 2012
  • April 2012
  • March 2012
  • February 2012
  • January 2012
  • December 2011
  • November 2011
  • October 2011
  • September 2011
  • August 2011
  • July 2011
  • June 2011
  • May 2011
  • April 2011
  • March 2011
  • February 2011
  • January 2011
  • December 2010
  • November 2010
  • October 2010
  • September 2010
  • August 2010
  • July 2010
  • June 2010
  • May 2010
  • April 2010
  • March 2010
  • February 2010
  • January 2010
  • December 2009
  • November 2009
  • October 2009
  • August 2009
  • June 2009
  • May 2009
  • April 2009
  • March 2009
  • November 2008
  • May 2008
  • February 2008
  • August 2006
  • Sound advice in a noisy world

    August 3, 2011 by Matthew J. Rettick

    BY Matthew J. Rettick

    Published 8/1/2011

    The American economy is in an unprecedented place today. The
    markets have experienced severe volatility, and the mortgage meltdown and
    foreclosure crisis continues to burden homeowners. There have been fraudulent
    scandals and debilitating Ponzi schemes that have scammed people out of their
    hard-earned money. All the while the federal debt keeps skyrocketing. At the
    same time, one-sided talking heads continue to dominate financial news and
    headlines.

    The unfortunate reality is that most Americans aren’t sure how to
    interpret these major events, and their finances are suffering as a result.
    During our country’s turbulent economic times, people need someone on their
    side to help them sort through the clutter of negative news and mixed reports.

    Now, more than ever, Americans of all ages need unbiased, truthful
    financial advice and an honest,
    balanced resource to help them take control of their financial well-being and
    achieve financial independence. They need a true advisor to give them both
    sides on every financial issue.

    Our responsibility

    It is our responsibility to be sure that Americans have the
    information they need to financially succeed, no matter what happens to the
    economy. We need to teach Americans how to become financially independent and
    successful in retirement, not sell them a financial product to make ourselves a
    commission. We need to educate Americans about the financial world we live in
    and assist them in making informed financial decisions.

    Americans need to learn:

    • That the world is biased—don’t accept everything you
      hear as financial truth.
    • That there are two sides to every coin—all investments
      have an upside and a downside.
    • That they have a responsibility to investigate the
      facts themselves before making a financial choice.

    Once they understand this, they will know what to look for when
    making a financial decision and

    refrain from just letting an advisor tell them what to do with their money.
    They will be taking an active role with you, the trusted advisor, to protect
    and grow their money today and into the future.

    Don’t just tell your clients they need a product—help them to
    understand the financial headlines and what it means to them and their
    finances.

    I believe as a financial advisor you’re either part of the problem
    or part of the solution. Either you contribute to the one-sided, slanted
    “advice” your clients are hearing, or you’re part of the solution, giving them
    the whole story and an education and then a recommendation on what’s right for
    them financially. It’s time for financial accountability, and it starts with
    you.

    Originally Posted at Senior Market Advisor on August 1, 2011 by Matthew J. Rettick.

    Categories: Industry Articles
    currency