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New Features For A4A Members (45-Second Video)

Advisors4Advisors has a new look. It’s easy to navigate and fun.   Now you can pay us using a MasterCard, Visa, Discover and American Express as well as PayPal.   And, you know how every time you register to attend one of A4A’s Continuing Professional Education Webinars or replays, you have to fill in your contact information in the form? Well, you don't have to do that anymore, thanks to a suggestion from an A4A member. We automatically fill in all that data for you. Please post a comment to let us know if you like the new look and features. We need your suggestions.

With Inaugural Webinar, Shehriyar Antia Kicks Off A Quarterly A4A Series, Demonstrating The Power Of Ideas In The Internet Age

Janet Yellen’s testimony before Congress last week provided support for a range of views about Fed policy.  The Wall Street Journal’s coverage reflected a view that a Fed rate hike in June was still on the table. In contrast, The New York Times reflected a perspective indicating the first increase in interest rates was still some time off.    To those who believe the FOMC will begin to raise rates in June, Chair Yellen would have seemed upbeat about labor markets and job growth. To those who believe a rate hike is not imminent, Yellen validated their perspective by

GoToMeeting Deleted Today’s Webinar, Then Thanked Me For Finding A Bug

Today’s webinar was ill-fated from the start, and then Citrix Systems’ GoToMeeting app dealt it a fatal blow. GoToMeeting is the app we at Advisors4Advisors uses to manage our weekly continuing education webinars for financial professionals. This morning, I received word that a medical emergency had befallen today’s guest speaker, Shehriyar Antia. The intrepid economist and one-time senior analyst at the New York Federal Reserve Bank is but a mere mortal and he is laid up at a Manhattan hospital suffering from a kidney stone. This, too, shall, pass. Compounding Shehriyar&rsq

Fritz Meyer Says IMPACT 2014 Investment Sessions Offered No Great New Insights, But Practice Management Sessions Were Valuable; An Update On A4A's Direction

Fritz Meyer, an Independent investment strategist, after attending Schwab IMPACT 2014, says presentations on investment issues offered no new revelations. Essentially, Fritz says, Schwab IMPACT 2014 sessions about investments indicated “there is nothing new under the sun.” In contrast, Fritz says sessions about practice management were probably far more valuable.   Editor's Note: A4A members who want continuing professional education credit for viewing replays of Fritz Meyer's review of IMPACT 2014, do NOT view the YouTube video embedded below. Please log into A4A to see th

LinkedIn Ninja, Crystal Thies, Receives A 4.9-Star Rating -- Highest In Memory -- For A Webinar Packed With Social Networking Best Practices For Advisors

And, if you want to get more ideas from Crystal, A4A members get Crystal's seven-hour video plus new tips for utilizing LinkedIn every quarter.   Finally, if you want to put Crystal's Ninja tactics to work for your firm, she and her team of Ninjas, writers trained in Crystal's techniques and certified as genuine Ninjas by Crystal, will write your social profiles, bios and services descriptions, as well as make the decisions on all of the nitty-gritty details, like which widgets to use on your website to display streams with your status updates, photos, investment graphics, email campai

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