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Why CFP Professionals Are Better

Taylor Liao, CFPBy Taylor Liao, CFP, Chinese Taipei

In today’s financial industry, there are many salespeople who sell investment products unfairly to consumers. They use persuasion and manipulate the information to make their products seem favorable. Let’s use a foreign currency insurance product as an example:

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Current Cross Border Issues Affecting Financial Planners

Taylor Liao, CFPBy Taylor Liao, CFP, Chinese Taipei

One year ago, I had a client who had a Taiwanese father, but had immigrated to the US a long time ago. He was born in the US and cannot speak Mandarin. He came to me for financial planning because his father has many assets in Taiwan, and he and his brother will face tax issues in the future. The estate tax is quite low; 10%, but it was 50% just two years ago. Even if the estate tax is only 10%, the amount for their estate tax will still be quite high and they need to plan for it in advance. In Taiwan, we use global taxation,

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Will your financial planning clients really reach their goals?

Taylor Liao, CFPBy Taylor Liao, CFP, Chinese Taipei

Every client’s situation is different making it impossible to use the same model for every client. I start over with every case I handle because each client has a unique problem that requires me to be patient and accompany them through the financial planning process. In this blog, I will share with you things I’ve learned through many years of financial planning practice experience.

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CFP Professionals: Building Awareness and Overcoming Regulatory Limits

Taylor Liao, CFP

By Taylor Liao, CFP, Taiwan

CFP professionals in Taiwan have to accomplish thirty hours of CPD courses every year, but that may vary depending on the territory. It is hard to learn the knowledge of running an advisory firm due to the lack long standing financial planning firms in Taiwan.

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The One Thing CFP Professionals Need to Succeed Right Now

Taylor Liao, CFPBy Taylor Liao, CFP, Chinese Taipei

CFP professionals are held to different education standards around the world. This is due to the differences in language, law and tax rules in the 24 territories where CFP certification is offered. One of the challenges that prevents students from earning their CFP certification in the first place and stops CFP professionals from renewing their certification is how to start a fee-based consulting practice.

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Why is Taiwan Facing Declining CFP Professional Growth?

By Christine Chang, CFP, Chinese Taipei

According to a recent Reuters article, the number of CFP professionals has increased by 23% in the past five years. In addition, the Financial Planning Institute of Southern Africa has declared a 9% increase in its CFP professionals (Horowitz). When world-renowned companies such as Merrill Lynch and UBS are encouraging their employees to acquire their CFP certification and affirming the framework of the CFP credential, is it still pertinent to discuss the barriers of growth for CFP professional numbers?

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Do You Empower Clients to Take Control of their Finances?

By Taylor Liao, CFP, Chinese Taipei

I just bought my first Apple product, the iPad mini two weeks ago. I haven’t had many experiences with Apple devices, so the iPad mini really impressed me with how user-friendly it was and how easy it was to use. Every time I think of Apple, I think of Simon Sinek’s Golden Circle concept.

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Christine Chang, CFP

Chinese Taipei

Christine Chang has a B.A in Law and M.B.A in General Management. Before getting her license as an insurance broker, she worked as a Merchandiser of Textile Trading for the renowned American department store holding company, the May company (now Macy’s, Inc.). Later on she worked as a life insurance agent at Metlife in Taiwan. She’s also taught Economics at Fu Jen University and became one of the cofounders of XinFu United Financial Consultant Co., Ltd and Giant King Insurance Broker Co., Ltd.

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