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Financial Resource Center

The Unified Trust Financial Resource Center gives you access to the tools you need to organize your financial life. You will find quick-read articles, comprehensive planning guides, interactive financial tools, animated presentations and much more! The Unified Trust Financial Resource Center provides a single source of financial information for all age groups.

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News

Jason Grantz, Director of Institutional Retirement Consulting, describes the current landscape in the recordkeeping industry and how to stay relevant with the development of apps and digital assets. This article can also be found in the July/August PLANADVISER magazine.

Library

In the Unified Trust Library you will find a collection of white papers and articles on a variety of financial issues relevant to today's investor.

I recently had the opportunity to speak with a reporter from CNN Money on the often debated topic about what comes first; paying down debt or adding to your savings nest egg. It’s a bit of the ‘chicken vs. the egg’ conundrum.

Got five minutes? The topic of this blog post is covered in our Fiduciary Five Podcast series hosted by Chuck Hammond of the 401(k) Study Group. The Fiduciary Five Podcast…your fiduciary questions, answered in about five minutes.

A recent MarketWatch article reporting that individuals are frequently posting details about their 401(k) balances on social media platforms, in a gloating manner nonetheless.

Imagine hanging out in Las Vegas playing your favorite casino game. Perhaps you are sitting at the hold’em table and the dealer flips the river card that gives you the win.

For most of the financial services world, it has been clear for some time that humans are irrational and act in ways that are not conducive to their own financial wellbeing.

There is a common phrase in the world of finance that ‘you can’t eat risk-adjusted returns’. Most people understand investment returns—making or losing money. Few people understand standard deviation, volatility, and risk-adjusted returns.

Like many thrill-seeking activities, the rush of shooting the rapids unleashes a full panel of “happy chemicals” which heightens our senses and keeps us coming back for more.

In this podcast, in addition to talking about us, I went into some detail regarding benchmarking of managed accounts as well as some thoughts regarding fiduciary outsourcing and benefits to advisors.

Did you grow up in small community, a close-knit town or (if you can remember it) before the internet was a factor? Back then a word and a handshake were stronger than any contract or service agreement.

Pop Quiz: what three things do you value most in this world? It shouldn’t take long as whatever comes to mind first is probably your truest answer.

As we get closer and closer to the applicability date of the fiduciary rule, the industry is starting to show its cards on how the rule will impact the landscape.

In the sea of sameness set yourself apart and say something different. In an industry full of copycat products and similar solutions (albeit with different color schemes and logos affixed to the top of the proposals and marketing materials) consider offering something uncommon….. real value.

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