The family unit has been changing, and advisors need to view it through a broader lens. A study from Allianz shows that the traditional family of dad, mom and one (or two) children of their own represents only 20 percent of families, an Investment Advisor article points out. What does that mean for advisors? Dealing with expanded relationships and listening more intently, among other things. The article also outlines three key issues for families: dementia, childlessness, and boomerang kids. See the link below. Also, with Charles Schwab launching its automated investment platform (Institutional Intelligent Portfolios) for RIAs last week, now is a good time for advisors to survey the robo landscape to see whether one of the available options might fit into their practice. InvestmentNews provides a chart listing 11 top platforms for advisors and outlines their features, including pricing, asset minimums, software integrations, and mobile apps for clients. See below.