For years, I contributed the maximum to my 401(k). During that time, I left one employer and then a company where I was working was sold. So, I rolled the money over to Fidelity, making the allocation decisions myself. I had another account that I managed myself very conservatively, mostly in cash. Then about 10 years ago, I realized that, other than my apartment, that account was my biggest asset, and it was time to get professional advice. I was around 50.
If you’re like most advisors, you don’t know what your clients really think about you. Here’s the view from Lauryn Williams, 33, a former Olympian in track and field and bobsledding, who ultimately became a financial advisor herself, based in Dallas. In 2004, when I was a junior at the University of Miami, I ran the second fastest time in the world at the national championships.
I’m 67 years old, and I’ve worked with six advisors since I was 23. But only one ever mentioned any aspect of life other than those that were narrowly related to financial well-being. He encouraged me to invest a portion of my income into career development—really good advice. When I was in my early twenties, my then-husband and I took out life and disability insurance through an advisor. He was easy to trust, and I felt I could lean on him. But we didn’t have anything to invest.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".