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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.

0:08:51

3 questions to ask every prospect and client

Theodore S. Rusinoff, CFP 5.0

<p>Top of the Table qualifier Ted Rusinoff believes you need to ask every prospect and client three questions: 1) What do you own? 2) Why do you own it? 3) When was the last time you took a look at it?</p> <p>These questions keep the planning process active and engaged.</p>

0:02:52

Retirement income withdrawal strategies

Jonathan Peter Kestle, CLU, B Com 0.0

You’ll close with clients when you find tens of thousands of dollars in tax savings for them, and you can find those savings quickly by using technology, said Jonathan Kestle, a Court of the Table qualifier from Ontario, Canada. View this brief video to find out how he does that.

0:16:54

Your Life Pie

Gary F. Heuer, FIC 5.0

The discovery process for finding out what your prospect or client needs is a crucial step. Heuer illustrates his Life Pie concept, which helps build a connection and identify prospects' hot-button issues.

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.

0:19:14

Financial oxygen

Alphonso B. Franco, RHU, RCIS, and Godfrey Phillips, FChFP, J.P. 0.0

Both critical illness insurance and life insurance are financial oxygen that protect us. The only question generally is how much financial oxygen we need to protect ourselves, our families and our business.

4th generation retirement planning

Guy E. Baker, MSFS, CLU 0.0

"Want more clients? Learn to ask these three questions: • Do you know your number? • Do you know how much you have to save to reach your number? • Does your investment process have a high probability of reaching your goal? In fact, every person you meet needs to be asked if they know the answers. Surveys show more than 85 percent of Americans have no idea how to answer any of these questions. In this session, MDRT Past President Guy Baker shows you the answers and helps you learn how to use retirement planning as a way to build a strong retirement income practice."

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.

0:14:14

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.

0:09:56

What advisors wish they knew sooner

MDRT 0.0

Have you always helped clients as much as possible? When did you realize how communication impacts the service you provide and the information you gather? In this episode, MDRT members share changes they have made in their practice from lessons that, if possible, they would have learned earlier. <br> <br> You’ll hear from: <br> Harpreet Atwal <br> Rick Jones, CFP <br> Brent Kimball, ChFC, CFP <br> Michaela Scott, CFP, RICP<br><br> Episode breakdown:<br> 0:26 – The expenses of divorce<br> 1:13 – Adjusting your approach to help clients prevent problems<br> 2:29 – Are you being as comprehensive as you can?<br> 4:47 – Learning to ask more questions<br> 5:43 – Let the clients provide the answers<br> 6:24 – Make sure to relax

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.

0:01:44

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.

0:10:38

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.

0:11:20

10 minutes of favorite sales ideas from two industry greats

Gene L. Mahn, CLU, ChFC; and Walton W. Rogers, CLU, ChFC 5.0

With decades of experience, these two friends and Past MDRT Presidents talk about a few of the ideas that have made them successful.

0:11:57

Approaches to long-term care

Timothy Clairmont 5.0

Clairmont shares a unique presentation technique he uses with clients to get them to see the value of life insurance.

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.