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Obama is Only Half Right – $17 Billion is the Tip of the Iceberg for Investors

When Obama recently spoke before the AARP he called for higher standards on stockbrokers who provide investment advice and services for retirement assets. His comments […]

Financial Advisors 5 Damaging Secrets

What you don’t know about your financial advisor can destroy your dreams of a comfortable, secure retirement.  Secrets are the information that Wall Street does […]

A Fiduciary Standard is not the Solution (Infographic) – updated Nov 2014

There has been an inordinate amount of discussion about applying the fiduciary standard for financial advisors to registered representatives who sell investment products for commission. […]

Why is a Bogus Financial Planner so Difficult to Identify?- updated Oct-14

You need to know there are real financial planners and there are bogus financial planners. The fake planners use the title to reduce sales resistance […]

What to Ask When a Stock Broker Changes Firms

When a stock broker or financial advisor moves from one firm to another, their clients will usually follow them.  However, the clients will often have […]

Fixing ERISA to Provide Sufficient Information

In my previous post, Fixing ERISA to Protect Against High Plan Fees, I discussed the failure of many 401(k)/404(c) plans to comply with ERISA’s fiduciary requirement to […]