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0:05:46

Are your clients giving away their retirement funds?

Travis D. Manning, CFP, CLU 5.0

Clients may not understand how to manage their retirement funds, sometimes giving too much of it away to children and leaving too little for the retirees to live off of. Here’s how one MDRT member talks with his clients about this.

0:21:04

Working with middle-market millionaires

Gregory B. Gagne, ChFC 5.0

People with $1 million to $5 million in assets, which is a niche with a large supply of clients, often are not prepared for retirement. Gagne shares his secrets on how to work with that market. Presented at the 2016 ConneXion Zone at the Annual Meeting.

0:20:32

Legacy building

Frederick T. Scruggs, CLU, ChFC 0.0

Put yourself in the quarterback role for your clients' business planning process. Scruggs explains the advisor's long-term role in leading, managing, and organizing business success(ion) planning for private and family businesses. The advisor is best suited to manage this process — not the lawyer or banker, and certainly not the business owner. Your experience, current relationships, and access to resources make you the ideal choice for this role that could last for decades. Presented at the 2016 Annual Meeting.

0:13:30

Medicare essentials

Dennis P. Sunderman 0.0

More than 50,000 people in the United States depend on Medicare as a foundation for their health care needs. The baby boomer population will increase this number to 100,000 by 2023. Understanding the transition into Medicare as a result of "aging in" or as a part of retirement is confusing for most people. Sunderman covers the basics of Medicare benefits, how and when to enroll, cost and supplemental choices for original Medicare, Medicare Advantage Plans, and Medicare Part D for drugs. Presented at the 2016 Annual Meeting.

0:16:46

Maximizing survivor Social Security

Peter Hill, ChFC 0.0

We know the surviving spouse will receive the larger of the two Social Security checks at the first death. Is the surviving spouse prepared to give up one-third or greater of the total Social Security income at the first death? If not, consider using some of the Social Security income to buy life insurance on one or both of the spouses. Presented at the 2016 Annual Meeting.

0:14:14

Life insurance is free with recovered lost opportunity cost

Thomas W. Young, CLU, ChFC 5.0

Young discusses how he wants to create more wealth for his clients so that they can make more efficient decisions.

0:12:59

3 questions you should ask middle America

Seth Groff 0.0

Groff of Assurity Life shares questions all advisors should ask their clients to make them as comfortable as possible.

0:01:44

Help your clients stick to the plan: One minute…inside a high-performing office

Alain Quennec, CFP, CIM 0.0

Sticking to their financial plans is critical component to clients reaching their financial goals. Sometimes, however, clients veer off course. Keep clients on track using this advice from a Top of the Table qualifier.

0:01:09

Being a trusted advisor not a salesperson: One minute…inside a high-performing office

Alain Quennec, CFP, CIM 5.0

As a high-performing advisor, trust is the basis of strong relationships. Find out more from a Top of the Table qualifier how he presents himself as a trusted advisor to clients.

0:10:38

Navigating clients' emotions

Paula C. Brancato, MBA, CFP; Jeanmarie Elizabeth Kricher 5.0

Clients' emotional decision making can be challenging. Paula C. Brancato, MBA, CFP, and Jeanmarie Elizabeth Kricher share how they've learned to determine what their clients really want and build trusting relationships with them. <br> <br> Subscribe to the MDRT Podcast on SoundCloud or iTunes. <br> <br> The Million Dollar Round Table® (MDRT) does not guarantee the accuracy of tax and legal information and is not liable for errors or omissions. You are urged to check with tax and legal professionals in your state, province or country. The MDRT also suggests you consult local insurance and security regulations and compliance departments, pertaining to the use of any new sales material with clients. Copyright 2016 Million Dollar Round Table.

0:11:00

Guaranteed sales

Russell Collins, Dip LI 0.0

Collins shares how he gets clients involved in discussions to develop a financial plan that works for them.

0:19:20

Top of the Table via disability insurance

David C. Blake 0.0

Did you know that individual long-term disability insurance contracts can be offered as a supplemental employee benefit for highly compensated professionals with permanently discounted rates and on a "guaranteed issue" basis? Through this type of voluntary offering an employer can create the opportunity for its highly compensated employees to protect uninsured income sources, replace qualified retirement plan contributions and do so without having to satisfy any medical underwriting requirements. This type of sales approach has enabled Blake to place hundreds of individual disability policies every year and create localized client/prospect nests for cross-selling opportunities. Learn how offering this coverage can enhance an employer's LTD benefit, how to enlist the aid of existing executive/professional clients to start this dialogue with their employers, and how web-based enrollment platforms created by a number of U.S. based insurance carriers can allow you to effectively approach large populations of highly compensated prospects.

0:01:38

Advising clients: Earn referrals when you earn trust

Jerry Yeo 5.0

When you offer clients options for how to reach their goals, they become receptive to your advice and you gain their trust. In turn, clients will refer you to others.

0:04:23

Help your client negotiate a better job offer

Renee Hanson, CFP, CDFA 0.0

Learn ideas how you can help your client negotiate for a better salary or benefits, from Top of the Table qualifier Renee Hanson.

The pit and the pendulum

Anirban Basu 0.0

Join high-profile economist Basu as he provides a data-driven update of the global, national and relevant regional economic performance. His expert insight touches several key aspects of economic life, including trends characterizing financial, real estate, energy and labor markets.

A son's final gift

Naoki Noda 5.0

Life insurance legacy helps parents go on