It recently became obvious to me that my office was overdue for a thorough spring cleaning. After digging through mountains of ancient receipts and a potpourri of long-forgotten sticky note reminders (anyone else have trouble reading their own handwriting?), I started organizing several shelves of old issues of the magazine dating back more than a decade.

It was fascinating to see such a visual representation of the many shifts and trends that have shaped our industry during that time. As you all know, fear of the unknown and uncertainty about the future have been present in the industry for a long time, and this was reflected in much of our industry coverage.

Here’s a sampling of a few headlines from what was unarguably a scary time for many brokers and advisors:

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Paul Wilson

Paul Wilson is the editor-in-chief of BenefitsPRO Magazine and He has covered the insurance industry for more than a decade, including stints at Retirement Advisor Magazine and ProducersWeb.

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