Advisor Tech Tips

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Alexa: Help me find a financial advisor

Alexa: Help me find a financial advisor

September 4, 2018

Soon, investors looking for services and products may rely more on voice assistants than typing a query on a keyboard. Get prepared with our easy guide.

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Advisors: Jump into Instagram with these 10 accounts to follow

Advisors: Jump into Instagram with these 10 accounts to follow

With 800 million monthly active users, Instagram is now a major player in social media. Almost 40% of financial advisors have taken to Instagram for business purposes. Get started on Instagram by following these 10 accounts.

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Enhance client conversations with FRED

Enhance client conversations with FRED

Use FRED to enhance your client meetings with data from an online database of more than 500,000 economic time series from nearly 90 different sources.

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Five key findings from Putnam’s Social Advisor Survey

Five key findings from Putnam’s Social Advisor Survey

Our latest Social Advisor Survey shows that social media is changing advisor-client relationships for the better both professionally and personally.

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Five ways to get more engagement on your LinkedIn posts

Five ways to get more engagement on your LinkedIn posts

There are over 250 million monthly active users on LinkedIn. Here are five methods you can implement today to get more engagement on your LinkedIn posts.

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Putnam blogs are now Alexa enabled

Putnam blogs are now Alexa enabled

A new way to discover and listen to timely market insights from Putnam.

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Top podcasts for financial advisors

Top podcasts for financial advisors

Financially focused podcasts are numerous — these 5 podcasts offer interesting, fun, and thoughtful ways to examine financial and investing themes.

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Your weekly LinkedIn strategy: The 5–5–5 method

Your weekly LinkedIn strategy: The 5–5–5 method

As a financial advisor, it can be challenging to integrate LinkedIn into your daily routine. Here’s a great way to create a “5-5-5” weekly strategy.

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Just released — FundVisualizer® for your smartphone

Just released — FundVisualizer® for your smartphone

You can now use FundVisualizer on your smartphone, as well as your desktop or iPad.

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Create hypotheticals with FundVisualizer

Create hypotheticals with FundVisualizer

Use the hypothetical tool in FundVisualizer to create custom hypos and model periodic contributions or withdrawals, before and after sales-charge, or the frequency of a rebalance.

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8 email productivity practices

8 email productivity practices

Was your New Year’s Resolution to be at “Inbox Zero” at the end of each day? How’s that working out for you? Try these practices to increase your email productivity.

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