A 24-year financial-services industry veteran, Mark is a retirement-planning expert with extensive experience in investment-portfolio design, wealth-distribution strategies, income- and estate-tax planning, and mergers and acquisitions. Mark joined Creative Retirement Planning, Inc., in 1996, after spending te early part of his career at Merrill Lynch. Today he is instrumental in serving clients across the country.
Mark earned a Baccalaurate Degree in Finance in 1989 at State University of New York New Paltz. He also has a certificate in Investment Decisions in Behavioral Finance from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and became a Certified Mergers-and-Acquisitions Advisor at DePaul University.
Christopher Music came on the podcast to discuss his work through The Econologics Institute and how he serves private practice professionals through his RIA. Any financial advisor who wants to take their business to the next level will find valuable ideas and strategies in this wide-ranging interview.
Econologics and the Econologics Institute
What is a Private Practice Millionaire?
The 3 Roles of a true business owner:
Technician - Be good at what you do
Executive - Managing people with a common purpose
Owner - Own your economic well being
Maxims of a Private Practice Millionaire
J.R. Rieger is the Global Head of Fixed Income Indices at S&P Dow Jones Indices. He joins me on the podcast to discuss:
Active vs Passive fixed income challenges and opportunities
Fixed maturity date ETF's
Munis vs Corporates in a rising interest rate environment
Individual bonds vs Mutual Funds vs ETFs
Phil Flakes is the CEO of Succession Link, a firm that specializes in peer to peer transactions for financial advisors, insurance practice and accounting firms. There are 50 potential buyers for every seller in the market. Phil and Jay Coulter discuss current M&A trends that you need to know if you are considering a transaction this year.
Bill Winterberg is founder and president of FPPad.com and is a respected personality in the financial planning industry. Bill is probably the only fintech vlogger in the United States (see the YouTube channel) and is widely recognized as an independent authority on the subject of technology in financial services.
Bill maintains the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certification and has past industry experience as a Registered Representative and a Registered Investment Adviser.
In 2014, Bill was recognized as a 40 Under 40 Honoree by InvestmentNews. He was also named to the 2013 IA 25 list of the most influential people in the financial services profession by Investment Advisor Magazine.
Bill is the host of FPPad Bits and Bytes, a weekly video broadcast covering technology news and information for financial professionals. He is a sought after keynote speaker who provides an objective and unbiased perspective of technology trends in the industry. Bill provides technology commentary for the Journal of Financial Planning and was the monthly technology columnist for Morningstar Advisor.
Prior to entering the financial services industry, Bill was an embedded software engineer for Hewlett-Packard Co. and LeapFrog Toys.
Bill lives in Atlanta, GA with his wife and seven-year old son.