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‘Fee based’ vs. ‘fee only’ financial planners: There’s a big difference
‘Fee based’ vs. ‘fee only’ financial planners: There’s a big difference Wed, Nov 09, 2022 .....Such advisors often call themselves “fee based,” hoping you’ll confuse them with “fee only” planners. Fee-only planners are compensated only by the fees you pay; they don’t accept commissions or other compensation that could influence their advi... Read More
By Liz Weston in LA Times

How to Pick a Financial Advisor
How to Pick a Financial Advisor Wed, Nov 09, 2022 This guide decodes the wide variety of certifications and services—along with a checklist of what to ask before you choose Read More
By Bernice Napach in WSJ

How to Find a Fee-only Financial Advisor – And Why it Matters
How to Find a Fee-only Financial Advisor – And Why it Matters Tue, Sep 13, 2022 ....I recommend that you limit your search to fee-only financial advisors. They are more likely to put your financial interests ahead of their own since they don’t earn commissions from selling you products and services.... Read More
By Kevin Mercadanta

How to Choose a Financial Advisor That's Right for You
How to Choose a Financial Advisor That's Right for You Fri, Jun 10, 2022 .....Many professional associations have large directories. For example, the National Association for Personal Financial Advisors lists fee-only, fiduciary planners.... Read More
By Rachel Lynn CBS News Money Watch

Rick Kahler: When is 'financial planning' not financial planning?
Rick Kahler: When is 'financial planning' not financial planning? Thu, May 19, 2022 ....Then I notice the incongruency because in almost every case, the ads are being run by companies that sell financial products or are owned by huge insurance companies..... Read More
By Scott Waltman - Abdeen News

How Inflation Affects Financial Planning
How Inflation Affects Financial Planning Wed, Mar 09, 2022 .....Financial planning or creating a financial plan isn’t a one-time, transactional exercise. As you build a plan, there are a number of inputs that help to create the personal and financial circumstances for each client. As those factors evolve, wh... Read More
By Joe Buhrmann as seen at FinancialPlanning.com

When it Comes to Your Financial Plan, You Can't Trust a Computer
When it Comes to Your Financial Plan, You Can't Trust a Computer Tue, Jan 04, 2022 At my annual physical exam recently, the doctor took my vital signs, reviewed my medical records, and after reading my EKG results, said, “Well the computer says you’re having a heart attack.” But the computer was wrong. Read More
By Lisa Brown (seen on Yahoo Finance)

The Most Important Questions For Your First Meeting With A Financial Advisor
The Most Important Questions For Your First Meeting With A Financial Advisor Wed, Dec 01, 2021 ......This is true for any financial situation, including those outside of losing a partner or spouse. Start by finding a fiduciary, fee-only advisor, ideally someone who is a Certified Financial Planner™, so you’ll know you’re in the hands of a prof... Read More
By Stacey Francis as seen at Forbes.com

SEC Slams Almost All Robo-Advisors With Deficiency Letters
SEC Slams Almost All Robo-Advisors With Deficiency Letters Thu, Nov 11, 2021 As the number of robo-advisors explodes, the Securities and Exchange Commission has honed its examinations on interactive digital investment advisors, including those that offer discretionary advice, uncovering a wide swath of deficiencies at almost ... Read More
By TRACEY LONGO

INVEST IN YOU: READY. SET. GROW. Financial advisor, financial planner or robo-advisor? Here’s how to find the right help to manage your money
INVEST IN YOU: READY. SET. GROW. Financial advisor, financial planner or robo-advisor? Here’s how to find the right help to manage your money Mon, Aug 23, 2021 .......check for advisors who are regulated as fiduciaries because they are required by law to look out for their clients’ best interests. Read More
By Michelle Fox