Most Read IRIS Articles of the Week (January 16-20)

Here’s a look at the Top 11 Most Viewed Articles of the Week on , January 16-20, 2017

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1. Thinking "Smarter" in the New Environment

Managing risk is vital—in every area of life. Managing that risk before a crisis hits is even more critical. — Adam Patti

2. How I Quit Drinking and Blew Up My Sales Career

I was miserable. I was in terrible shape. Traveled 4 days a week for work. Absolutely hated my job. When I was home, I was mentally distracted from my wife and kids. And - I drank like a fish. — John Crowley

3. Money Really Can Buy Happiness!

We’ve all heard it said a million times: money can’t buy happiness. Well, I’m here to tell you some great news! It seems money can buy happiness after all. There’s a catch, though. It doesn’t happen in the way you might think. — Lauren Klein

4. Advisors: The Number 1 Question You'll Get From Clients and Prospects This Year

The number one question from clients in 2017 will be..... How do your fees work? What are they really asking? How much does it cost or what do I get for the fees I am paying? — Grant Hicks

5. 4 Reliable Approaches To Persuade Others

As an FBI counterintelligence agent, I frequently needed to persuade others that it was in their best interests to cooperate with the FBI. My job was to recruit the spy to work for the U.S. — LaRae Quy

6. The Secret to Not Being a Casualty of Office Politics

Most of us experience a honeymoon period when we start a new job. You know, the 3 to 6 month period before you begin to see and feel the effects of office politics. — Jill Houtman and Danny Domenighini

7. The Power of Income in Our Current Environment

In today’s challenging markets, Michael Schoenhaut and Christina Jiang explain how a focus on sourcing the best income opportunities, while closely managing risk, can reap benefits for investors. — J.P. Morgan Asset Management

8. Markets Always Have a Way of Surprising Us - Is This That Year?

You know we are in a long-running bull market when you see people at the gym keeping one eye on their smart phones to see if the Dow Jones Industrial Average has finally breached the 20,000 mark. — Rick Kahler

9. The Secrets to Winning as a Financial Advisor!

Vern takes us on a journey through his almost 50 active years in sales and financial planning circles, and gives the details on his simple strategies that have stood the test of time and still apply today to earn trust, gain new clients and keep them for life. — Laura Virili

10. Don't Be Fooled by the Market, Several Uncertainties Loom Ahead

The first week of 2017 is now over. Granted it was a short one for the markets, but it saw the Dow Jones Industrial Average come ever to close to breaking through the 20,000 level. — Christopher Versace

11. The Cocktail Recipe for Business Success

Predicting success is incredibly difficult. Think about the NFL. The top draft picks often don’t turn into the stars of the league. How is it possible that a majority of those who follow football and are considered “smart” choose a group of players they believe will be stars and get it almost dead wrong. — Maribeth Kuzmeski