How to approach ‘A Fine Mess’ of a tax code before Trump reform

Following the failed attempt to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, President Trump signaled that his next big effort would be to reform the tax code. But a few weeks later, he said an overhaul of the tax code would be pushed back so another attempt to repeal Obamacare would be a priority. When Read more about How to approach ‘A Fine Mess’ of a tax code before Trump reform[…]

Closing the deal: first meeting must-do’s

Contributed by Joe Elsasser, CFP® president of Covisum You’ve done it. You’ve created a business and marketing plan. You’ve promoted your seminar, successfully filling the room with the right audience. Several potential clients have reached out to you to follow up and create retirement plans for them. Success! But, wait. How will you close the Read more about Closing the deal: first meeting must-do’s[…]

Generate the right leads for your practice

Katie Godbout, Marketing Strategist Recently, we talked about how to create a strategic marketing plan. Now, let’s build on that. Aligning your goal, objectives, and tactics After you’ve invested the time to clearly define your business goal and you’ve worked through all of the possible objectives and tactics you will need to complete in order to Read more about Generate the right leads for your practice[…]

Behind the scenes at The Arrow Group meeting in Omaha

Financial advisors from all over the country rallied in Omaha, Nebraska, April 4 and 5 at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Omaha Downtown Old Market. Joe Elsasser, president of Covisum, started the event with exciting updates from Covisum. In the first session, members broke into accountability groups for a team-building activity featuring the Johari Window. Read more about Behind the scenes at The Arrow Group meeting in Omaha[…]

Why advisors should care about explaining risk

Understanding and explaining risk to clients By Renaud “Ron” Piccinini, PhD Why should advisors care about explaining risk? Clients typically don’t know how to feel about their portfolio returns. If they made a 5% return last year, should they feel good or bad? The answer to that question lies in the amount of risk that Read more about Why advisors should care about explaining risk[…]

Grow your business through The Covisum Process

Covisum offers more than just software. We’ve developed a process that involves training and support to set you up for success. We believe in improving lives through better financial decisions. We provide a AAA experience through awesome support, actionable client reports, and aligned interests. And we’ve got a proven process to help our customers succeed. Read more about Grow your business through The Covisum Process[…]

Covisum™ acquires PrairieSmarts’ risk technology to expand its suite of retirement planning tools

With Covisum’s newest technology acquisition, you’ll be able to estimate a client’s portfolio risk, show them in a concise report and help their bottom line. Covisum has acquired a powerful risk management platform called SmartRisk — a move that expands its suite of retirement planning tools and moves it closer to unveiling a singular web-based Read more about Covisum™ acquires PrairieSmarts’ risk technology to expand its suite of retirement planning tools[…]

Will adjusted gross income continue to be important in a Trump tax world?

President Trump plans to provide tax relief for middle class Americans and simplify the tax code. How could this new tax plan, outlined in his “Tax Reform That Will Make America Great Again,” impact financial advisors? What could it mean for your clients? Let’s start with this example. What if there was no tax reform? Read more about Will adjusted gross income continue to be important in a Trump tax world?[…]

Advisor Perspectives Article

New tools to prove you acted as a fiduciary Bob Veres recently conducted a review of SmartRisk Pro, one of the risk tools Covisum recently acquired through PrairieSmarts. Here’s an excerpt: With Smart Risk, you can import a client’s portfolio holdings from Orion, Redtail or a spreadsheet, and the software will calculate your “downside expectation” Read more about Advisor Perspectives Article[…]

Meet Francine, our newest developer

Covisum helps you stay competitive by hiring the best. Meet our latest addition to the team, Francine Covisum has financial savvy and the technology to back it up. How do we do it? We’re staying ahead of the curve and adding to our development team. Francine Wolfe joined our team in early 2017. She’s a master of Read more about Meet Francine, our newest developer[…]

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