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Becoming a Successful Financial Advisor With Chris Gandy

By Suzanne Carawan on 8/17/22 5:00 AM

Chris Gandy is the Founder of Midwest Legacy Group LLC, a boutique concierge insurance group for executives, professional athletes, physicians, business owners, and entrepreneurs. It focuses on the client's interests in wealth accumulation, wealth preservation, retirement strategies, insurance, asset protection, and investments.

Chris played professionally for the Chicago Bulls, the San Antonio Spurs, and in L'Hermaine, France, after playing for the Fighting Illini at the University of Illinois. After the NBA, Chris worked as a Representative for Northwestern Mutual Financial Network, the APEX Consulting Group LLC, and was the Senior Vice President of Sales at MassMutual Chicago.

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Building Legacies Through Financial Planning With Chris Gandy

By Suzanne Carawan on 8/10/22 5:00 AM

Chris Gandy is the Founder of Midwest Legacy Group LLC, a boutique concierge insurance group for executives, professional athletes, physicians, business owners, and entrepreneurs. It focuses on the client's interests in the areas of wealth accumulation, wealth preservation, retirement strategies, insurance, asset protection, and investments.

Chris played professionally for the Chicago Bulls, the San Antonio Spurs, and in L'Hermaine, France after playing for the Fighting Illini at the University of Illinois. After the NBA, Chris worked as a Representative for Northwestern Mutual Financial Network, the APEX Consulting Group LLC, and was the Senior Vice President of Sales at MassMutual Chicago.

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New Podcast Series Expands NAIFA’s Advisor Today Brand to Bring More High-Quality Content to Agents and Advisors

By NAIFA on 8/5/22 9:22 AM

NAIFA’s Advisor Today magazine has launched a new Podcast series featuring outstanding NAIFA members and partners sharing their stories and answering questions about their own professional success. Their insights will offer practical ideas and inspire agents and advisors to reach their own levels of peak performance. Industry thought leaders featured on Advisor Today podcasts have a deep understanding of the insurance and financial services industry and what it takes to thrive in the profession.

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How Did Caleb Guilliams Become the Youngest Person to Run a Life Insurance Unit in History at a Bank?

By Suzanne Carawan on 8/1/22 5:00 AM

Caleb Guilliams is the Founder and CEO of BetterWealth, a company that helps people gain control over their money today while maximizing their future wealth potential. At an early age, Caleb read every financial book he could get his hands on. Now, he’s one of the youngest leaders in the industry and is quickly becoming “the new face of finance.” Caleb is the Author of The AND Asset, hosts the BetterWealth podcast, and is on a mission to impact as many lives as possible.

 
 
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NAIFA's Advisor Today Launches Webinar Series

By NAIFA on 3/18/22 3:33 PM

Advisor Today, NAIFA’s flagship publication, is hosting a new monthly webinar series featuring leading thought leaders from the insurance and financial services industry presenting on compelling topics designed to encourage industry professionals to achieve their peak performance.

Advisor Today is the lifestyle magazine for the new American advisor. Print issues publish three times annually and are sent as an exclusive benefit to NAIFA members. The Advisor Today online platform publishes multiple posts per week highlighting successful NAIFA members and providing insights from industry experts. The Advisor Today webinar series is an additional stream of valuable, informative content.

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Life Lessons: Half Moon Cookies

By Dave Resseguie on 3/15/22 10:00 AM

Leonardo da Vinci said, "Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication."

I learned one of the simplest lessons of my career from half-moon cookies. You know those black and white cookies? The New York style cookies?

For the last 14 1/2 years, I’ve committed myself to achieving the best level of personal mastery that I can by maintaining a personal commitment to understanding the psychology of influencing others through our effective communication.

There’s a massive difference between influence and manipulation...

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Leadership and LILI Make a Strong Pair

By David Lahoud on 11/19/21 9:00 AM

Having participated in the Leadership in Life Institute (LILI), NAIFA Past President Paul Dougherty discovered that leadership is something found within oneself, and it takes strong discipline to be successful at it. In an article in the Fall/Winter issue of Advisor Today, Dougherty discusses how LILI helped shape his ideas of success and strong leadership and how the program can benefit anyone in the insurance and financial services field.

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Experts Discuss Success with Advisor Today

By David Lahoud on 11/18/21 9:00 AM

How do successful NAIFA members stay energized and finish Q4 strong? Advisor Today asked the experts: Christine A. Cox-West, LUTCF, Partner, The Fortis Agency; John Nilmeier, CFP, CLU, Financial Advisor, Nilmeier Financial and Insurance Services; Joseph C. Chalom, CLU, RICP, LUTCF, LACP, Financial Advisor, Retirement Council, Inc.; Bellaria Jimenez, MBA, CFP, CLU, CDFA, ChFC, President and General Agent, MassMutual Tri State; and Thomas Palmeri, LUTFC, Financial Representative, Forest Hills Financial Group.

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Join NAIFA’s Political Advocacy Work

By David Lahoud on 11/16/21 8:15 AM

NAIFA’s Advisor Today reports on NAIFA's advocacy successes and challenges, as well as the association's fall membership campaign: "Taxation Needs Representation." The campaign highlights what you, as a NAIFA member, can do to strengthen NAIFA’s advocacy voice in the face of a daunting threat to our industry. While the "Taxation Needs Representation" campaign confronts the issue of federal taxation, its call to action — effective advocacy requires member participation — applies to interstate and state advocacy issues, too.

Topics: Advocacy Member Advisor Today
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Advisor Today Presents an Interview With NAIFA Member Robert Petrocelli

By David Lahoud on 11/15/21 2:33 PM

Meet Robert Petrocelli the Founder and Managing Director of Petrocelli Financial Services in New York City and a loyal NAIFA member since 1979. He is also the 2021-2022 Chair of the influential New York Life Agent Advisory Board of Directors, a group of high-level agents who provide their perspectives to company leadership on corporate strategic initiatives.

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