The “AH-HA” Moment

People ask me all the time “what is it that makes Tarkenton Financial different from others in this industry?”  I usually touch on all the different marketing programs that we have, our proprietary software, our experience, etc. But what it really comes down to is our team.  We are committed to being the best we can be and improving every …

It’s a dirty word, but a powerful gift!

My five-year-old daughter lost her first tooth the other day. I asked her, “What will you do with the money from the tooth fairy?” With a big smile she said, “I’m going to buy an iPad!” Clearly my sweet girl doesn’t know the tooth fairy didn’t account for inflation and only brought a dollar. Children today have a distorted view …

Plan + Processes = Success

“For an independent agent, having a plan, specific processes and a partner to keep you accountable is priceless.” As we head into the final weeks of 2014, now is the time to be planning for next year.  As we have studied top performers in our organization, in sports and business, we’ve noticed that a plan and clear processes are critical …

5 Reasons Your Practice Needs to Be On Facebook

2015 New Year’s Resolution: Take online marketing by the horns and ride it to success. Sure, things are going well, but you can always use more customers, right? What is the most effective way to grow your reach? Increasingly, social media, and Facebook in particular, is becoming the answer to this question. The number of businesses that say Facebook is …

The proof is in the pudding: Q3 FIA Sales Report

More and more consumers are looking for the guarantees and income provided by fixed annuity products as part of their retirement strategy, and the proof is in the pudding! The growth of Fixed Indexed Annuities (FIAs) continued in the third quarter of 2014. Our friend and industry thought leader Sheryl Moore’s report showed that 3rd quarter indexed annuity sales were …