Who’s on top in the second quarter?

Results are in for 2nd quarter annuity and life insurance sales. You can find the full detail here. I believe it is really important that you have a sense of the big picture, as you go about your work of working with individual clients. So, here are some observations: FIA sales were $12.253 billion in Q2 2015, just under $12.566 …

Are you a Hall of Famer at what you do?

This weekend, my family will have the chance to accompany my Dad to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, when Dad’s long-time Vikings center, Mick Tingelhoff, will be inducted (be sure to tune in to ESPN or NFL Network on Saturday night at 7 p.m. ET to see Fran and Mick in the induction ceremony)! I read a lot about …

How might the proposed DOL rule affect your business?

Earlier this year, The Department of Labor (DOL) proposed a Fiduciary Duty Rule, which could dramatically impact your advice given in qualified retirement accounts. Through our membership in the National Association for Fixed Annuities (NAFA), Tarkenton Financial is proud to be supporting NAFA’s vigorous efforts to oppose this rule. Please click here for up to the minute information on the DOL …

I’ve Found the Secret!

Welcome to the 2nd half of 2015! Whenever I hit the end of a month, quarter or year, I often look at how I or we did and what we can do better or to improve. Further, I am in the unique position to work with hundreds of financial professionals. I also watch and learn from my father, who has …

Will You Get Smarter This Week?

Only you can answer that question! We had a great call on Friday, where we gave you 5 tips for getting started in this business. You can watch a recording here, but these are some highlights…and a bonus! Read this Annuity Educational Resources flier (with links to articles, webinars and other resources on the basics of our industry); To understand the bigger …