RightCapital Financial Advisor Blog

Elevate Your Practice with Dynamic Retirement Spending Strategies

Learn about the limitations of static, inflation-adjusted retirement spending strategies and explore more flexible options such as staged spending, retirement spending smile, and dynamic retirement spending strategies that automatically respond to unpredictable markets.
Jun 13, 2024

7 Key Differences Between RightCapital and MoneyGuide in 2024

The decision on which financial planning software to use with your practice can be a tough one. Two of the leaders in the industry are RightCapital and MoneyGuidePro. Let’s take a look at the differences between them.
Jun 11, 2024

What’s the Best Financial Planning Software According to Advisors and Why?

Here are some words straight out of the mouths (or, rather, the keyboards!) of financial advisors as to why THEY continue to choose RightCapital.
May 30, 2024

How Advisors Can Boost Engagement with Financial Planning Clients

RightCapital hosted a recent webinar detailing how financial advisors can elevate client engagement. Here is a roundup of the key takeaways and some bonus suggestions!
May 28, 2024

Why This Advisor Says Choosing RightCapital is a “No-Brainer” for Simplicity, Tax and Medicare Planning, Client Engagement, and More

When Brooke Martinez became an independent planner with Western Wealth Management, she took her time researching different financial planning tools and ultimately decided on RightCapital because of a few “non-negotiables”.
Apr 09, 2024

What's New From RightCapital in the First Quarter of 2024?

From RightFlows™, an industry-first workflow tool, to feature enhancements such as state estate tax calculations and budget category templates, let’s dive into the substantial upgrades that marked an exciting start to the year:
Apr 04, 2024

How Alchemi Wealth Successfully Migrated 900 Clients to RightCapital with Easy Adoption by Advisors

In an industry where the right technology can make a big difference in client service and overall success, Alchemi Wealth, a Connecticut-based firm, has made strategic decisions that fuel their growth and enhance their service delivery.
Mar 28, 2024

How These Real Financial Advisors Talk Tax-Planning with Clients

By incorporating tax planning, advisors can elevate their practices while curbing the tax liabilities of their clients through astute tax-friendly strategies. This article explores the tactics used by two real financial advisors in client conversations.
Mar 26, 2024

Why RightCapital Is the Only Financial Planning Software This Advisor Can Run Live With a Client

Darin Tuttle, founder and Chief Investment Officer of Tuttle Ventures, had used several financial planning platforms in the past but had found it challenging to present plans during client meetings.
Feb 20, 2024

How It Started, How It’s Going: RightCapital in the T3/Inside Information Advisor Software Survey

This year marked the eighth time RightCapital has appeared in the results of the T3/Inside Information Advisor Software Survey. Here, we reflect on what has changed and what has remained the same.
Jan 24, 2024

10 Planning Opportunities for Advisors with RightCapital’s 2023 Product Enhancements

In 2023, there were more than 60 updates that help advisors visualize cash inflows and outflows with Cash Flow Maps, stay organized with a major Tasks enhancement, maintain order of shared documents with Vault updates, and more.
Jan 03, 2024

How Financial Advisors Can Attract Prospects on Instagram, TikTok, and Beyond with Short-Form Videos

We spoke with short-form video superstars Nick Meyer, CFP®, and Nate Hoskin, CFP® of N2 Content Marketing about how financial advisors can get started on this important marketing effort with just a few ideas, their phones, and good lighting.
Dec 19, 2023

Why This Advisor Is No Longer “Embarrassed” by His Software After Switching to RightCapital

In this video case study, Warren Duthie discusses RightCapital's visualizations, exceptional speed, and the growth in AUM he's seen since integrating RightCapital.
Nov 30, 2023

How Leading with Planning with RightCapital Grew This Firm to $75 Million in AUM in Just a Few Years

Leveraging RightCapital, the Optima Capital Management team has crafted hundreds of financial plans for clients and prospects, and impressively achieved an AUM of $75 million in just a few years.
Oct 12, 2023

Developments & Highlights from RightCapital in Q3 2023

We’re still riding high on summer updates such as enhancements to the Tasks module and a new tax-filing status, as well as being named a “standout” with the highest satisfaction rating (again!) in the latest Kitces Report.
Sep 29, 2023

7 Key Differences Between RightCapital and eMoney in 2023

We understand that making a decision about which financial planning software is right for your practice is a big one. eMoney and RightCapital are both leaders in the financial planning software category. Let’s dig into what makes them different.
Sep 27, 2023

How This Advisor Found “A Night-and-Day Difference” Switching to RightCapital From eMoney

Nicole Burdick was an eMoney user and transitioned to RightCapital when establishing her own firm. Nicole was looking for a more efficient, self-branded platform and found increased client satisfaction, student loan capabilities, and superior visualizations.
Sep 15, 2023

How RightCapital Broadened This Advisor’s Impact, Increased His Closing Ratio, and More

Jonny West, CFP®, of Better Planning, Better Life, was looking to maximize his impact with clients. He now calls RightCapital “the most critical tool” to show clients what kind of lives are possible.
Aug 30, 2023

Insights From the 2023 Kitces Report “The Technology That Independent Financial Advisors Actually Use And Like”

The Kitces team has once again delivered fresh, insightful advisor tech benchmarks in the August 2023 study, “The Technology That Independent Financial Advisors Actually Use And Like.”
Aug 17, 2023

Real Financial Advisors Reveal Their Strategies for Maximizing Client Engagement with RightCapital Tasks

We spoke with three firms who are “power users” of RightCapital’s Tasks to learn how they are creating efficiencies for their businesses and helping automate repeated tasks with Task Templates.
Jul 27, 2023

Why Switching From MoneyGuidePro Gave This Advisor More Time for Client Discussions

Advisor Scott Frey switched to RightCapital from MoneyGuidePro and found more time to effect change, an easy transition, increased engagement, more trust from clients, less “technical overhead”, and collaboration and trust with the software.
Jul 25, 2023

Developments & Highlights from RightCapital in Q2 2023

It's that time of year again. Here's a recap of what RightCapital has been up to over the past quarter including visualizations of client inflows and outflows, budget module overhaul, and investment module enhancements.
Jul 05, 2023

Guest Post | Using Technology to Make Financial Planning Accessible to All

Bonnie Maize of Maize Financial uses flexible, affordable, easy-to-understand, and collaborative technology to provide access to quality financial planning services to all.
Jun 22, 2023

How an Advisor Found More Client Engagement and Innovations with RightCapital

Anthony Ferraiolo is a financial advisor passionate about sharing his financial planning ideas and insights. Here he shares his views on RightCapital and why he switched over from the software he was using while looking for a client-focused solution.
Jun 14, 2023

Using Roth Conversion Strategies to Minimize Client Tax Liabilities in Retirement

A Roth Conversion strategy can reduce clients’ taxes during retirement and add more tax-free assets to a client’s estate. The concept can almost seem too good to be true, so being able to demonstrate your proposed plan to clients in a way they understand is vital.
May 25, 2023

Thinking about Switching to RightCapital from eMoney or MoneyGuide?

Are you thinking about switching to RightCapital from eMoney or MoneyGuide? Two advisors share the good, bad, and why behind switching to RightCapital.
May 19, 2023

How to Analyze Client Insurance Needs within Financial Planning Software

Assessing your clients' insurance needs can protect their financial well-being and ensure long-term stability for loved ones.
May 04, 2023

How an RIA Firm Moved from eMoney to RightCapital and Discovered Ways to Better Serve Their Clients

We spoke with Green Era Financial about the decision and process of moving their clients from eMoney to RightCapital and what they would recommend for other advisors.
Apr 27, 2023

How Financial Advisors Can Support Clients Before and After Divorce

Earlier this year, we held a webinar “Divorce and Its Impact on Clients” with Carol Lee Roberts, CFP®, CDFA®, President, Institute for Divorce Financial Analysts (IDFA). Your clients may require extra support during this transitional—and often transformational—time in their lives.
Apr 06, 2023

Developments & Highlights from RightCapital in Q1 2023

So far this year, RightCapital updates have arrived as quickly as ChatGPT think pieces on LinkedIn. Catch up on what we’ve been doing over the last three months:
Mar 31, 2023

How Two Advisors Carved out Ultra-Specific and Unique Niches for Their Practices

We spoke with two advisors with ultra-specific and unique niches to learn how they established their practices and what advice they have for others.
Mar 28, 2023

How Advisors Can Add Value for High-Net-Worth Clients

While the majority of clients will find value in financial planning topics such as retirement, budgeting, and Social Security optimization, your wealthiest clients are likely to encounter more complicated estate and tax situations than the average Joe.
Mar 22, 2023

Presenting the New RightCapital Mobile App—With Awesome Updates to Budget, Tasks, Vault Storage, and More!

In our latest mobile app release, RightCapital has redesigned the Dashboard, Budget, and Tasks modules, plus—by popular demand—added the secure Vault document storage.
Mar 05, 2023

10 Easy Ways for Financial Advisors to Reduce Stress and Practice Self-Care

We sat down with Matt Kansy, RD, CPT to discuss how financial advisors can “Lower Stress and Become More Resilient”.
Feb 17, 2023

How to Get the Most Out of RightCapital’s Snapshot Feature

Learn some tips and tricks to ramp up your personalized plan summaries within the RightCapital Snapshot feature, such as creating templates and adding text boxes.
Feb 10, 2023

How Two Advisors Are Taking Visuals to the Next Level

In November 2022, fpPathfinder and RightCapital held a panel with advisors Mike Zung and Travis Gatzemeier who explained how they used visuals within their financial planning practices.
Feb 01, 2023

Key Takeaways from the 2023 Kitces Report on How Financial Planners Do Financial Planning

The latest Kitces Report, “How Financial Planners Actually Do Financial Planning (2023)”, released in January of 2023, analyzes the current state of the financial planning software market.
Jan 25, 2023

How to Reflect SECURE 2.0 Act Opportunities to Clients

Just days after the SECURE 2.0 Act was passed and signed into law, RightCapital incorporated the relevant changes into our financial planning software.
Jan 19, 2023

How Data Integrations Make Advisors’ Lives Easier

When members of your tech stack play well with others, life as an advisor becomes easier. Make sure the financial planning software you choose integrates with at least a couple of your favorite software programs.
Jan 17, 2023

10 Planning Opportunities for Advisors with RightCapital’s 2022 Updates

In case you’re not caught up (totally understandable), we’ve summarized 10 of our favorite things advisors can now do, with RightCapital platform updates made last year.
Jan 09, 2023

You’re a Financial Advisor. What Does Retirement Look Like to You?

Conceptualization is the first step in making dreams come true. If you can’t visualize it, the chances of attaining it are slim. You may have tried to communicate this to clients. In this exercise, we’d like for you as an advisor to imagine what your retirement looks like.
Dec 02, 2022

Scaling Your Practice with RightCapital Adaptive Technology

RightCapital has adaptive technology to help advisors show clients what will happen to their retirement income when laws change
Nov 29, 2022

How to Optimize Social Security in the New Normal

In 2010, the Social Security Administration (SSA) released a report titled “The Future Financial Status of the Social Security Program.” The report states that “benefits are now expected to be payable in full on a timely basis until 2037, when the trust fund reserves are projected to become exhausted.”
Nov 14, 2022

Using Annuities to Manage Retirement Income in RightCapital

Managing the tax impact of retirement income is essential. The IRS will eventually get paid when withdrawals occur. Annuities can be used to set the timing on that.
Oct 21, 2022

A Roundup of Our Favorite Q3 2022 Updates

Discover improvements and enhancements to our financial planning software from Q3 2022, including our popular Blueprint visual feature, notification center, new Snapshot widgets, and more!
Oct 05, 2022

How to Use Financial Planning Software to Help Clients Navigate Medicare Decisions

Medicare open enrollment begins on October 15th and runs through December 7th. Find out how RightCapital can help you and your clients make the necessary decisions.
Oct 03, 2022

How an Advisor Uses RightCapital to Help Clients Make the Right Choices for Them

Maggie Johndrow—managing partner and financial advisor at Johndrow Wealth Management—uses RightCapital to help clients make the right choices for them.
Sep 20, 2022

How RightCapital Helped One Firm Increase AUM by $30M in One Year

Kyle Moore, CFP®, the founder of Quarry Hill Advisors, started his practice to make a difference for his clients. Little did he know that his choice of RightCapital financial planning software would make a $30M difference for his practice in just one year!
Aug 18, 2022

Congratulations to the Investopedia 100 Top Advisors of 2022!

Investopedia’s list of 100 Top Financial Advisors of 2022 was released last month and we were so excited to see that 23 of the advisors on the list are using RightCapital to make financial planning a breeze.
Aug 03, 2022

Watch How RightCapital Can Help Answer the Top 5 Planning Questions Advisors Are Asked

Watch Ted Denbow, VP, Head of Sales demonstrate a case study about pre-retirees asking five questions about their financial futures that advisors hear most from clients.
Jul 27, 2022

How an Experienced Advisor Started Fresh at His Own RIA with RightCapital

When founding his own RIA after working for a large firm, Andrew Mastro had the opportunity to find “the very best financial planning software” on behalf of clients.
Jul 21, 2022

How to Use Financial Planning Software to Help Clients Manage Debt

If your financial planning software doesn’t have a good way to account for this burden and to determine payment solutions for your clients, you may want to look around and find a software that allows you to do the following:
Jul 15, 2022

Are You Offering These Core Financial Planning Services to Your Clients? Here's Why You Should.

Ted Denbow, VP/Head of Sales, walked through a case study showing how advisors can address these important services easily within RightCapital’s financial planning software, services that 4/10 RIAs are not offering.
Jul 13, 2022

A Roundup of Our Favorite Q2 2022 Updates

We wanted to fill you in on our favorite updates from the last three months, such as additional flexibility for Roth conversions, firm-wide assumptions, increased trust-planning capabilities, and more!
Jul 06, 2022

How an Advisor Uses RightCapital’s Tax-Efficient Distribution Tool to Earn New Business

Mazzarella was searching for a software that was easy to understand from the client perspective but which also offered enough tools from an advisor’s perspective—something he hadn’t yet found on the market.
Jun 30, 2022

Introducing an Advisor with a 100% Retention Rate with RightCapital Clients

We sat down with a long-time friend of RightCapital, Matt Fortney in Shelton, Connecticut to discuss how he has been using our financial planning software for the last four years.
Jun 10, 2022

5 Reasons to Generate Leads Within RightCapital

RightCapital's lead generation tool is designed specifically for financial advisors to help them generate, nurture, and convert leads into clients.
May 31, 2022

How to Keep Clients Calm and Carrying On During Volatile Markets

We’ve come up with a few tips to communicate effectively with clients during volatile markets to help alleviate any anxiety.
May 20, 2022

7 Ways for Financial Advisors to Save Time and Increase Productivity

Time is of the essence and it seems each day even more distractions pop up. Below are some suggestions as to how you can save time and increase productivity.
May 13, 2022

Acquire New Clients with a Conversation on Tax-Efficient Distributions

Provide prospects who are approaching retirement or already retired with a new view on how different retirement distribution strategies could save them thousands or more in taxes!
Apr 29, 2022

7 Considerations When Choosing a Financial Planning Software

Are you on the lookout for a new financial planning software? Or perhaps looking to use one for the first time? Software can be a commitment and we want you to feel confident in your decision.
Apr 26, 2022

What’s the Difference Between Cash Flow and Goal-Based Planning?

With RightCapital, advisors can choose from cash flow, goals-based, or a “secret sauce” third option of modified cash-flow.
Apr 20, 2022

A Roundup of Our Favorite Q1 2022 Updates

If you haven’t gotten through all of our weekly emails or if you’re not yet a subscriber, here’s a rundown of some of the enhancements we were most proud to share from January through March!
Apr 05, 2022

How to Make the RightCapital Platform Yours

The RightCapital software is fully customizable so you can truly make it your own! Use our platform to provide your clients with a personalized experience that will always bring them back to you.
Mar 31, 2022

3 Steps for Tackling Student Loan Debt Repayment with Clients

46 million Americans know they need a plan to pay off their debt, but many aren’t sure how to get started and are left feeling overwhelmed and confused. Here are three steps for helping them tackle student loan debt repayment.
Mar 28, 2022

How to Migrate From Another Financial Planning Software to RightCapital

Learn how to migrate all of your client data, get your clients acclimated to something new, and make sure you’re in your comfort zone.
Mar 23, 2022

All the Training Opportunities Available Through RightCapital’s Webinars

Here at RightCapital, we aim to set you up for success, so we offer plenty of free training opportunities, including our weekly interactive webinars.
Mar 21, 2022

What to Expect During a Demo With RightCapital

Each demo is a personalized one-on-one virtual meeting with a member of our Sales Team, at a time that works for you.
Mar 18, 2022

What the RightCapital Book Club Wants Everyone to Know From "Atomic Habits"

Whether you are looking to adjust your own productivity or health habits or hoping to influence your clients to form better financial habits, we wanted to share what we learned and loved from "Atomic Habits" by James Clear.
Mar 16, 2022

What Your Financial Planning Software Should Have for Millennial Clients

If you’re not already tapped into the Millennial market, we’ve got some tips on features you’ll want to make sure your financial planning software has to best manage this generation’s needs.
Mar 14, 2022

Which RightCapital Plan is Right For You?

At this time, RightCapital has three subscription options, from most standard to most advanced: Basic; Premium; and Platinum. But what's the difference between them all?
Mar 09, 2022

What is Financial Planning Software and Why Should Advisors Use It?

The goal of financial planning software is to maximize the success of your clients and to help them understand the purpose of the plan you set forth.
Feb 28, 2022

7 Ways to Deliver Additional Value to Your Clients

RightCapital’s new business intelligence feature, RightIntel, can help you identify additional opportunities to deliver value to your clients so you can focus on the action.
Feb 22, 2022

How to Make the Most of Your Free 14-Day RightCapital Trial

We wouldn’t want you to feel rushed during your 14-day free trial of RightCapital, so we pulled together a quick guide of how we’d recommend getting to know our financial planning software during that time period.
Feb 18, 2022

Everything You Need to Know About the RightCapital Client Portal

Our client portal is interactive, but advisors have the flexibility to decide which features their clients can view and edit. You’re still the advisor, but your client will gain confidence and trust by being a part of the journey. If you’re wondering what it is your clients see in the RightCapital client portal and what they can do there, read on.
Feb 10, 2022

8 Tips to Help Financial Advisors Master Social Media

Having a social media presence for your advisory practice is a necessity these days. Here are some easy tips on how you can master social media, once and for all.
Feb 07, 2022

All the Ways to Connect with RightCapital’s Support Team

RightCapital's highest-rated in the industry customer support team can be reached in many ways. Let us know how we can help you!
Feb 02, 2022

How to Use RightCapital's Prospecting Videos to Grow Your Financial Planning Business

One of the best ways to capture a prospect’s attention is through video. RightCapital makes it easy for you to prospect through video with our customizable and engaging videos that you can use in whatever ways you see fit.
Jan 31, 2022

RightCapital’s Top 10 Product Features & Enhancements of 2021

A roundup of our Top 10 Product Features & Enhancements of 2021 including Dynamic Retirement Spending Strategies, RightIntel Business Intelligence Dashboard, and more!
Jan 28, 2022

4 Considerations for Clients Investing in Real Estate

The real estate market in many parts of the country has become a hot topic, especially as demand surges, but inventory remains low. With this in mind, it can be expected that financial professionals will be having client conversations around investing or selling real estate. Whether working with a first-time homebuyer or preparing an estate plan for an experienced real estate investor, it’s important to consider all factors before advising clients on how to approach real estate investments. Here are four key considerations to keep in mind.
May 20, 2021

Regulation Best Interest - Get Compliance Ready with RightCapital

On June 30th expanded Regulation Best Interest (Reg BI) rules take full effect. The regulation is designed to provide an additional layer of care and concern for ‘retail customers’ of financial professionals. More simply put, the best interests of your client must come first at all times.
Jun 25, 2020

Guest Post | 5 Ways for Financial Advisors to Remain Compliant on Social Media

Having a social media presence for your advisory practice is a necessity these days.
Mar 25, 2020

Retirement VS Disability Benefits: Which Is Right For Your Client?

There are many factors that come into consideration when you’re planning a client’s retirement. This is especially true if your client has a disability and you’re not sure if you should recommend they start receiving Social Security disability benefits or simply apply for retirement.
Sep 27, 2019

Advisor Spotlight: Willis Ashby

Learn how the Founder and President of Integra Financial uses RightCapital financial planning software in his advisory practice.
Jun 19, 2019

Guest Post | Show Your Value with Retirement Transition Tax Planning

Learn how Kyle Moore, CFP® founder of Quarry Hill Advisors incorporates retirement transition tax planning into his practice.
Nov 26, 2018

Guest Post | Using Financial Planning to Change Lives

Learn how Meg Bartelt, CFP®, MSFP uses financial planning to change lives with RightCapital financial planning software and the services she provides.
Oct 24, 2018

4 Questions that Simplify Social Security Benefits

It’s never too early to talk to your clients about retirement and long term financial goals. Here are 4 social security questions to review with your clients!
Mar 08, 2018

Tax Planning Opportunities with the Tax Cut and Jobs Act

Learn to explain how the Tax Cut and Jobs Act affect your clients and provide appropriate solutions.
Feb 08, 2018

Engage Prospects with a Conversation about Social Security Strategies

Engage prospects by having a conversation about social security strategies with RightCapital Planning Software.
Nov 17, 2016

Guest Post | Five Critical Things to Consider with Your Financial Advisor Website

Timothy Baker, CFP® discusses the five critical things to consider when creating a website as a financial advisor.
Jul 27, 2016

Guest Post | Using Technology to Provide Personalized Financial Planning Services Virtually to Gen X/Y Clients

Learn how Katie Brewer CFP® started Your Richest Life and how she uses technology to provide personalized financial planning services virtually to Gen X/Y clients.
May 13, 2016

Simplifying Tax Modeling in Retirement Planning

There is no denying that our U.S. tax system has become mind-numbingly complex, but it is equally true that tax expenses can represent a significant portion of many clients’ overall expenses in
Mar 26, 2016

Financial Planners: Identify and Manage Risk

RightCapital compares how banks and life insurance companies identify and manage risk for clients and how financial planners can use those methods.
Mar 10, 2016