Wealth Advisor Confidence Survey
The CPA/Wealth Advisor Confidence Survey™ 2021 Report is available this Spring.
Each year, the CPA/Wealth Advisor Confidence Survey™ brings together the insights and opinions of 300 CPAs and independent wealth advisors from throughout North America. Thought leaders and industry experts share their fears and optimism about the economy, financial markets, financial literacy and their own business growth expectations. Find out which types of advisors are most likely to expect double-digit growth in 2020 and learn what they’re doing differently from other advisors to attract and retain clients. Download your complimentary 2020 report today.
Despite the pandemic and gloom and doom headlines, financial advisors who are leaning into the crisis are still seeing plenty of opportunity.
expect to show positive revenue growth in 2021—up from 74% before the pandemic surfaced.
of high-growth firms find public speaking “extremely useful”—vs. 56% of low-growth firms.
of high-growth find publishing books and bylined articles “extremely useful”—vs. 39% of low-growth firms.
have new clients with out of date estate and gift plans—an immediate opportunity to remedy.
believe college tuition would actually go down if student families could no longer tap their home equity—another planning opportunity.
believe Millennials are the most pessimistic age group financially-speaking, with boomers not far behind.
believe America’s financial literacy has been in improving since the crisis began.
do NOT expect a recession within 12 months—down from 53% who did not fear a recession in 2019. But, still far more optimistic than what the general population and small business community expects.
Despite the sobering economic, political and public health backdrop, certain CPAs, wealth advisors and estate planners remain optimistic—find out what they’re doing differently from you.
About The Wealth Advisor Confidence Survey
The Wealth Advisor Confidence Survey(tm) is conducted in the first quarter of every calendar year as a research partnership between CPA Trendlines, The Financial Awareness Foundation and HB Publishing & Marketing Company, LLC.
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I'm in my 40s and I've long felt that Millennials are the most pessimistic generation about their financial future and Boomers remain the most optimistic.
The vast majority of our new clients and prospects have no idea what they're monthly spending is, let alone how much they need to save for retirement.
I can't tell you how many folks walk into my office expecting their estate planning to be a quick "one and done" exercise.
One of the best things that ever happened to me was growing up in a working class household. That's where I get my work ethic and savings habits from. It's frustrating trying to get my clients, heck my own family, to understand that compound interest is your biggest friend as a saver and biggest enemy as a debtor holder.
Solution to our nation's financial literacy crisis? It starts at home and needs to be taught early on (and done so continuously) throughout K-12 schools.
I'm no writer, that's for sure. But, once I finally buckled down and wrote my eBook I saw my practice in a whole new way. I can't tell you how many interviews, speaking invitations and referrals it has opened up. I had to go back to the printer three times in the past year to order more copies. Crazy!
College tuition would absolutely stop rising if students' families were no longer able to tap home equity to pay for it. If you've ever filled out the CSS form (10x worse than FAFSA) you know what I mean.