Read our latest thoughts on Estate Planning, Trust Services and Mutual Funds.

Soft Landing 10/3/2023

“Don't Be The Turkey”: Questioning The Soft-Landing Narrative

The U.S. economy's unexpected resilience raises concerns about complacency and "recency bias". As the media touts a 'soft landing,' history shows e... READ MORE

Inverse Yield Curve 9/26/2023

Navigating an Inverse Yield Environment: Financial Advisor Investment Strategies for Preserving Capital

When you invest in short-term debt instruments you receive a lower interest rate and when you invest in longer-term debt instruments with longer ma... READ MORE

dunham donor advised fund 9/19/2023

The Dunham Donor Advised Fund: A Strategic Approach to Addressing Client Taxes and Enhancing Client Relationships

Donor Advised Funds (DAFs) have emerged as a powerful tool that financial advisors can utilize to effectively address client taxes, while also attr... READ MORE

Dunham Onboarding Experience 9/12/2023

The Dunham Onboarding Experience

As a financial advisor and entrepreneur, you understand that a smooth onboarding process is not just a checklist—it is an impactful experience. Tha... READ MORE

Roth Conversion 9/5/2023

That Magic Moment - Can a Roth Conversion be "tax-free"?

If you are considering a Roth IRA conversion for its many benefits, remember to set up a Donor-Advised Fund before the end of 2023. This will not o... READ MORE

digital marketing 8/29/2023

Leveraging Digital Marketing: A Game-Changer for Financial Advisors

In today's digital age, financial advisors have numerous opportunities to enhance their practice and attract their ideal clients through digital ma... READ MORE

Divorce 8/22/2023

Protecting Inheritance From a Child's Divorce: How Inheritance Trusts Can Provide Asset Protection in the Event of a Child's Divorce

Many financial advisors overlook or inadequately address protecting their client’s child’s inheritance from divorce. Inheritance Trusts should be a... READ MORE

FDIC Insurance 8/15/2023

Recent Heartland Tri-State Bank Failure and Moody's Downgrades 10 Banks - The Importance of $50 Million FDIC Insurance in Advisory Accounts

The financial services industry has seen many innovations, but few can revolutionize how financial advisors operate, secure client assets, and deli... READ MORE

Rodeo 8/8/2023

Funky Ways Financial Advisors Can Stay Fired Up!

Welcome to the Rodeo of the Financial Services Industry. The financial year's ticking clock can feel like an eight-second ride. Besides, advisors m... READ MORE

IDM V2 8/1/2023

Will This Be the Most Important Blog You Read This Week? Shifting Risk From Principal to Rate of Return

Dunham Insured Deposit Marketplace (IDM) is a dynamic cash sweep option in the Dunham advisory strategies that can help provide your client with a ... READ MORE

S&P 500 7/25/2023

Would You Expect These Results? The Surprising Performance of the S&P 500 Following the Federal Funds Rate's Peak

We wanted to explore the relationship between the performance of the S&P 500 index and the Federal Funds Rate by examining historical data over the... READ MORE

Notice 2023-54 7/18/2023

Tax Code Treasure Hunt: Notice 2023-54 Unmasks RMDs for IRA Owners and Beneficiaries

One of the notable aspects of IRS Notice 2023-54 is the extension of the return deadline for individuals who unnecessarily initiated RMDs this year... READ MORE


Dunham Quarter in 2 Q2 2023

This post was authored by the Dunham Marketing Team. If you have questions concerning today's topic, please call us at (858) 964 - 0500. Hold ... READ MORE

Retirement Accounts, Part 3 of 3 7/11/2023

Things to Know Before Retirement: Retirement Accounts

While Social Security provides a steady income stream during retirement, most of your financial independence lies within your retirement accounts. ... READ MORE

Harry Markowitz 7/6/2023

Remembering Harry Markowitz: The Gentle Genius of Finance

Harry Markowitz, a giant in the world of finance and a Nobel laureate, passed away on June 22, 2023, in San Diego. His contributions to financial t... READ MORE


Things to Know Before Retirement: Medicare

As part of the three-part series on preparing for retirement, this piece will dive into the details of Medicare and how it works. READ MORE


Things to Know Before Retirement: Social Security

Part One of a Three Part Series Part Two: Things to Know Before Retirement - Medicare Part Three: Things to Know Before Retirement - Retirement... READ MORE


Travel Tips for Your Next International Trip

This post was authored by Lauren Akabori, Content Writer. If you have questions concerning today's topic, please call us at (858) 964 - 0500. H... READ MORE


Should You Diversify Your Portfolio?

This post was authored by Lauren Akabori, Content Writer. If you have questions concerning today's topic, please call us at (858) 964 - 0500. H... READ MORE


Unlocking Peace Amid Grief: How Locating Essential Documents Now Eases the Burden of Your Parents' Passing in the Future

This post was authored by Salvatore M. Capizzi, Dunham's Chief Sales & Marketing Officer. If you have questions concerning today's topic, plea... READ MORE