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Don't let the tax grinch spoil clients' charitable giving

Individuals can use donor-advised funds to give to charitable causes while reducing their federal tax burden.

Clients should save more for retirement health care costs

Two Vanguard research papers offer practical perspectives on managing health care costs in retirement and using health savings accounts for health care expenses.

Clients confused about Medicare’s maze? This guide can help

Clients' task of choosing a Medicare option can appear daunting. Advisors can help them focus on the elements of coverage they find the most important.

Create connection with a more human LinkedIn® profile

Advisors can create a more human connection with clients using LinkedIn® and principles of Vanguard Advisor's Alpha behavioral coaching.

Putting a value on your value: Quantifying advisor's alpha

This research paper explores ways that advisors can add value through relationship-based services such as financial planning, discipline, and guidance, and quantifies these benefits relative to others who focus primarily on trying to outperform the market.

This research paper looks at ways to quantify the value-add of relationship-based services such as financial planning, discipline, and guidance.

Keep it simple for clients: A QuickStart guide to a financial plan

Financial planning can be a complex affair. But our QuickStart Guide to Your Financial Plan can aid conversations between you and your clients. When surveyed, advised investors said they love our new template.

Financial planning can be a complex affair. But our QuickStart Guide can make it easier for you and your clients. Try our new template.

Building a digital strategy?

Recently, Vanguard researchers explored the concept of "digital financial attention"—how investors interact digitally with their investment accounts. Their findings delve into digital financial attention and how it varies by such factors as age, gender, and more.

The findings of Vanguard researchers on the concept of "digital financial attention"—how investors interact digitally with their investment accounts.

5 key takeaways for improving your client service

What can you do to enhance your client service? This brochure offers insights into the services clients seek from their advisors.

Access a compilation of third-party research that provides strategies for enhancing your client service.

Vanguard's investor insights help advisors

This article looks at Vanguard's commitment to offering advisors practical, useful research as well as enduring insights, with an overview of the Vanguard Center for Investor Research (CIR), including its latest paper, Early ETF adoption among self-directed investors.

This article looks at the Vanguard Center for Investor Research, how it benefits advisors, and its paper, Early ETF adoption among self-directed investors.

Vanguard Advisor's Alpha guide to behavioral coaching

With portfolio construction becoming automated, it's crucial for advisors to differentiate themselves by focusing on their uniquely human services. That starts with behavioral coaching, which can enhance returns by keeping clients committed to their long-term plans.

With the automation of portfolio construction, advisors must differentiate themselves by focusing on their uniquely human services, like behavioral coaching.

Trust: a key component to growing your advisory business

What's the single most important factor in generating client referrals? Building trust with your clients. Here are some tips for building connections with your clients.

Steps advisors can take to grow their business.

Risk-taking across generations

This research paper explores how various demographic groups view risk and how investors' experiences shape their risk tolerance.

This research paper explores how various demographic groups view risk and how investors' experiences shape their risk tolerance.

Duty, opportunity, mastery: Investment committee best practices

This paper draws on independent research, a survey of more than 600 investment committee members, and observation of and participation in investment committee meetings across the globe to create Vanguard’s best practices for investment committees.

This paper provides insights into the makeup of investment committees, including their behavior and individual committee members’ duties and responsibilities.

Know your clients better with Advised investor insights

Vanguard introduces Advised investor insights: How investors select advisors, the first report in a proprietary research series. Key findings include common traits of advised investors and the importance of referrals, regardless of the source.

Vanguard introduces a research series, Advised investor insights. Key first-report findings include common advised investor traits and the power of referrals.