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Investing: What your advisor isn't telling you (By LISA GERSTNER) Mon, Sep 09, 2019 Barbara Roper, director of investor protection for the Consumer Federation of America and a member of the Securities and Exchange Commission 's Investor Advisory Committee, discusses what investors should expect from brokers and advisers. Read More

Fee-OnlyNetwork.com - Fee-Only, Fiduciary, Independent Thu, Aug 29, 2019 The only financial planner or investment manager that can offer truly objective advice is an independent advisor operating under a strict Fee-Only compensation model. Read More
By Alan Slinder of Fee-Only Network

How to Find a Fee-Only Advisor by Clark Howard
How to Find a Fee-Only Advisor by Clark Howard Thu, Jun 13, 2019 ....Do you have money to invest, but you're not sure where to put it?  Most people who are unsure about investments hire someone to help.  Here's how to do that the right way.... Read More

S.E.C. Tells Brokers to Work for You, but Don’t Skip the Fine Print as seen in The New York Times
S.E.C. Tells Brokers to Work for You, but Don’t Skip the Fine Print as seen in The New York Times Fri, Jun 07, 2019 ......Advisers remain the best bet. The safest course is picking an independent, fee-only advisor who makes an explicit promise to act as a fiduciary... Read More

New CFP Board Standards tightens rules for Fee-Only planners as seen in Financial Planning Magazine
New CFP Board Standards tightens rules for Fee-Only planners as seen in Financial Planning Magazine Thu, May 23, 2019 The new standards aim to provide greater detail and clarity around compensation models. Read More

5 Smart Financial Steps to Take During Summer as seen in USNews and World Report
5 Smart Financial Steps to Take During Summer as seen in USNews and World Report Tue, May 07, 2019 If you find yourself indoors on a hot and humid afternoon, there are several little financial tasks that are worth completing. Here are five personal finance tasks that you should consider tackling in the heat of the summer. Read More

Bracketology for Your Broker: 4 Ways to know if You have a Final Four Advisor
Bracketology for Your Broker: 4 Ways to know if You have a Final Four Advisor Thu, Mar 14, 2019 Unlike the NCAA, today’s investors do not have access to a single, systematic method or model for selecting an advisor and whittling a field of thousands down to the final four, and ultimately, the advisor team that best meets your needs. Read More

What Designations Should Your Financial Advisor Have? by Peter Lazaroff Peter Lazaroff Contributor Personal Finance
What Designations Should Your Financial Advisor Have? by Peter Lazaroff Peter Lazaroff Contributor Personal Finance Wed, Jan 30, 2019 Choosing a financial advisor can be a confusing process, particularly given the different standards of care that financial professionals provide.  Making matters worse is the wide range of job titles and designations people use to convey their expert... Read More

What Is NAPFA (National Association of Personal Financial Advisors)? by Liz Smith
What Is NAPFA (National Association of Personal Financial Advisors)? by Liz Smith Wed, Jan 16, 2019 ....the point of being a NAPFA- registered financial advisor is to guarantee holistic services on a fee-only basis.  This eliminates the incentive to sell products for high commissions, ensuring unbiased advice. Read More

10 Smart Steps to Minimize Taxes and Penalties on Your RMDs by By Kimberly Lankford, Contributing Editor at Kiplinger
10 Smart Steps to Minimize Taxes and Penalties on Your RMDs by By Kimberly Lankford, Contributing Editor at Kiplinger Sat, Dec 29, 2018 After you turn age 70½, you need to start taking required minimum distributions from your IRAs and 401(k)s every year.  But the calculations and rules can be complicated, and you'll be hit with a penalty if you make a mistake. Read More

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