Anna Hays

Anna Hays is an advanced planning consultant at Commonwealth Financial Network®, member FINRA/SIPC, the nation’s largest privately held Registered Investment Adviser–independent broker/dealer. With the firm since November 2016, she provides financial planning support for affiliated advisors, including estate, trust, charitable, education, business, and social security planning strategies. Anna earned her undergraduate degree and JD from Duquesne University and her LLM in international human rights from the National University of Ireland in Galway.

Information about securities-registered professionals may be found at FINRA BROKERCHECK.

Recent Posts

One Bite at a Time: Longevity Planning for the Sandwich Generation

5 Steps for Successful Family Wealth Planning

No Place Like Home: Helping Millennial Homebuyers

Health Insurance for Younger Clients: A Next-Gen Connection Opportunity

A Medicare Do-Over? It Might Be Available to Some of Your Clients—But Act Fast

One Bite at a Time: Longevity Planning for the Sandwich Generation

Posted by Anna Hays

August 13, 2019 at 10:00 AM

Increased life expectancies and an aging population have presented unique challenges in planning for the sandwich generation, a group of people trying to balance raising young children, providing care to parents, and managing their own lives. As a trusted advisor, you may be the first resource these individuals ask for help with the legal, health care, and financial concerns surrounding their role as both caregivers and consumers. Here’s what you should know.

Read More

5 Steps for Successful Family Wealth Planning

Posted by Anna Hays

July 23, 2019 at 10:00 AM

Members of Generation X (those currently in their late 30s to early 50s) are often referred to as the forgotten financial generation, with a history of being overlooked as a demographic by the financial planning industry. And according to a recent Investopedia article, millennials (those currently in their early 20s to mid-30s) “face the most uncertain economic future of perhaps any generation in America since the Great Depression.” With $68 trillion transferring from baby boomers to these two groups over the next 25 years, it’s essential that your older clients start thinking about family wealth planning—and that you are ready to support both your existing clients and their children along the way.

Read More

Topics: Estate Planning

No Place Like Home: Helping Millennial Homebuyers

Posted by Anna Hays

May 7, 2019 at 10:00 AM

In your meetings with baby boomer clients, do conversations ever arise about their millennial children? Maybe Michael is finishing grad school, or Lizzy just moved out at 26. Have you noticed any trends in this younger generation—perhaps that after years of dragging their feet to settle down and buy a home, they finally are entering the market? You may want to consider taking note, as helping millennial homebuyers could allow you to expand the reach of your advisory firm.

Read More

Topics: Financial Planning

Health Insurance for Younger Clients: A Next-Gen Connection Opportunity

Posted by Anna Hays

April 10, 2019 at 1:30 PM

Being young usually means being healthy—but youth is not a guaranteed defense against medical expenses. Advisors often answer questions about Medicare enrollment, but discussing health insurance for younger clients can seem more daunting—especially when those individuals will lose coverage under a parent’s plan at age 26 and don’t have an employer-sponsored insurance option. Understanding their health insurance market will enhance your ability to develop financial plans for clients who are just starting their careers. Your guidance can also alleviate the concerns of clients whose children are selecting health insurance for the first time and potentially attract that next generation to your practice.

Read More

Topics: Financial Planning

A Medicare Do-Over? It Might Be Available to Some of Your Clients—But Act Fast

Posted by Anna Hays

January 30, 2019 at 1:30 PM

We’ve all been there—we make a decision we wish we could take back, or we go down one road when we should’ve taken another. Sometimes there’s no going back, but when it comes to Medicare, you may be able to offer your clients a solution. If your clients enrolled in a Medicare Advantage plan last year and have doubts about whether it’s the right health insurance for them, you can help them facilitate a Medicare do-over during the new open enrollment period—but you’ll have to act fast, as the window isn’t open for long.

Read More

Topics: Retirement Income Planning

New Call-to-action
The Independent Market Observer, Brad McMillan

Follow Us