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The Advisor Development Show is a digital mastermind network for the best financial professionals across the country. Join your host, Karl Hoover, as he interviews the brightest minds across the financial landscape every episode.

Karl has been with Financial Independence Group for more than 20 years and is a senior vice president who enjoys leading advisors through the the worlds of marketing, practice management, product R&D and the various challenges financial professionals face trying to grow and maintain their practices.

This show is all about sharing ideas and experiences to help you overcome obstacles and become a better financial professional.


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May 19, 2021

Karl is pleased to feature a recent interview between renowned financial planning professional Michael Kitces and Financial Independence Group's Tom Lamendola on this episode. Karl will set you up for what to expect in the interview that ranges several topics from Michael's viewpoint on the messaging as it pertains to the retirement dilemma in the US to delving into the best practices for financial professionals to fish for new clients. You'll also hear discussion about what financial professionals and investors alike should focus on in today's fast-changing financial world.

About Michael Kitces:

Michael is the Publisher, Editor-In-Chief, and Chief Financial Planning Nerd at He's also the head of planning and strategy at Buckingham Wealth Partners and the co-founder of several additional ventures in the financial services space. He's also the host of the Financial Advisor Success Podcast.




Key Moments:

0:37 - Show starts and Karl previews the interview

2:05 - Michael Kitces interview begins

3:03 - What's behind the "Kitces Blue"?

6:11 - Michael reflects on how marketing for financial professionals has changed during the Coronavirus pandemic.

11:26 - Should you try to be everywhere you possibly can from a marketing perspective?

17:37 - Is there a nationwide retirement dilemma facing us today?

27:10 - Michael looks back at an old 60 Minutes segment that painted an inaccurate picture of the financial services industry and what it takes to be prepared for retirement, and the lessons that can be learned from that today.

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