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Look Before You Leap Into Schwab's New Robo Investment Service

PaladinRegistry.com | Posted 03.22.2015 | Money
PaladinRegistry.com

Is it a free lunch or not? The answer is in the disclosure that contains a lot of vague language that will not mean much to most investors.

I'm Retired So Now What Do I Do With My 401(k)?

PaladinRegistry.com | Posted 03.13.2015 | Money
PaladinRegistry.com

Financial Planning is not a one-time set it and forget it event, it's a process that must be reviewed for changes over time and adjusted.

5 Reasons Not to Invest With Financial Advisers at a Brand Name Firm

PaladinRegistry.com | Posted 03.12.2015 | Money
PaladinRegistry.com

Too many investors select financial advisers from brand firms because they believe it is a safer decision. But, are they really safer based on misleading TV commercials? The number of investors who believe they are safer is dropping.

Zach Carter

How Democrats Almost Strangled The Obama-Warren Retirement Security Plan In The Cradle

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 02.24.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama unveiled a significant retirement security proposal with Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) on Monday, announcing pl...

A New Financial Rule and a Lone Official Win Allies Against Wall Street

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 02.24.2015 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

A lone bureaucrat has been fighting the financial industry for years, on a issue which stands at the intersection of two national challenges: investment regulation and retirement security. Along the way she's collected some new and interesting allies. Is that a sign of things to come?

4 Reasons to Avoid Multiple Financial Advisors

David A. Dedman | Posted 04.07.2015 | Money
David A. Dedman

Many investors I talk to use multiple advisors. When I ask why, I commonly get the response "I don't want to put all my eggs in one basket." That defines diversification for investments, and that's smart. It may not be as smart to diversify amongst financial advisors. Let's look at a few reasons.

Debunking Myths: All Financial Advisers Tell the Truth

PaladinRegistry.com | Posted 02.09.2015 | Money
PaladinRegistry.com

If you still believe in Santa Claus, you may believe advisers are supposed to tell the truth by not omitting pertinent information and misrepresenting other information that impacts your financial decisions.

Tash Elwyn Thinks Like A Woman-How Raymond James Private Client Group Is Better For That

April Rudin | Posted 12.24.2014 | Business
April Rudin

If you become the type of man (in financial services) who can say emotional intelligence without laughing, listening to what clients (and people) are telling you, helping them to separate the signal from the noise, you also can be a man who can think like a woman - someone who is the new fresh-faced voice of Wall Street.

Got Wealth? Here's How To Keep It

David A. Dedman | Posted 11.25.2014 | Money
David A. Dedman

Keeping wealth can be just as much of a challenge as growing it in the first place. All of these are solid ideas you can implement today.

Retirement Class Warfare Is Coming to America

PaladinRegistry.com | Posted 11.17.2014 | Money
PaladinRegistry.com

A 2014 Retirement Confidence Survey (RCS) conducted by the Employee Benefit Research Institute showed Americans are increasingly confident in their ab...

Columbo Had His Questions, But He Never Hired a New Financial Adviser

David A. Dedman | Posted 10.28.2014 | Money
David A. Dedman

Now you are your own Columbo. You have a few questions at the ready to slip into the conversation after they get to talking. Maybe after the pleasantries? Remember, you are looking for straightforward answers to the questions. No evasive stuff.

Target Date Funds - Statistics That Matter

PaladinRegistry.com | Posted 10.04.2014 | Money
PaladinRegistry.com

Target date funds are on a growth trajectory that will take them to $4 trillion by 2020, from their current level of $800 billion. That's 30% per year growth over the next 6 years. On a percentage basis, TDFs will increase from 25% of all 401(k) assets to about half.

Robo Financial Advisers Want Wall Street's Trillions

PaladinRegistry.com | Posted 09.26.2014 | Money
PaladinRegistry.com

If they succeed, they just might change a Wall Street sales culture that has been abusing investors since 1975.

A Thriving Export to Canada: Broker Misconduct

Dan Solin | Posted 05.04.2014 | Business
Dan Solin

There is one area where the conduct of Canadians seems to be on par with their American counterparts: the securities industry. It appears that financial advisers at some top Canadian banks and independent financial firms mimic similar conduct prevalent in the U.S.

Are You Hiding Money From Your Financial Advisor?

David A. Dedman | Posted 04.27.2014 | Money
David A. Dedman

It always amazes me that clients don't understand how important is to be accurate.

529 Plans: The Tax-Advantaged Savings Account that Can Curb College Debt

Tim Chen | Posted 02.11.2014 | Money
Tim Chen

Americans are getting serious about saving for college. A record total of over $205 billion has been invested in 529 higher education savings plans as of June 2013, according to the non-profit College Savings Plan Network.

Perform an Easy Check to Ensure Your Broker Is Not Among 70,000 With a Blemished Record

Andrew Wang | Posted 02.05.2014 | Money
Andrew Wang

It isn't worth risking your hard earned savings.

Do Your Interests Come Before Your Advisor's? What You Need to Know

Andrew Wang | Posted 01.23.2014 | Money
Andrew Wang

The phrase that you need to know is 'fiduciary standard.' The fiduciary standard is a code of conduct for the approximately 10,500 registered investment advisors who are regulated by the U.S. Securities and Exchange.

Don't Let Bully Financial Advisors Take Advantage of You: 3 Questions to Ask Any Financial Professional

Tim Chen | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Tim Chen

Some financial advisors want the best for your budget; others are a little more disingenuous -- they'll bully their clients into buying products they don't need. If you suspect that an advisor is trying to get the better of you, don't let yourself be prodded or pushed in the wrong direction.

4 New Online Money Management Tools Worth A Try

Next Avenue | Richard Eisenberg | Posted 11.05.2013 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Richard Eisenberg I may have found some new ways to get you out of a personal finance funk. This is the gnawing ...

Startups - Think Like Serial Entrepreneurs

Chad Hagan | Posted 11.09.2013 | Small Business
Chad Hagan

Serial entrepreneurs are the types that start multiple businesses. They become accustomed to the topography of the markets they deal in, and launch businesses and ventures based on data, experience, timing and trends.

Intelligent Investor Series: Six Essential Questions to Ask Your Money Manager

Steven Abernathy and Brian Luster | Posted 10.21.2013 | Business
Steven Abernathy and Brian Luster

While following a suitability standard instead of fiduciary standard may be within the scope of the law, wouldn't it be better to work with people, who are, unquestioningly, working to serve your interests and not sell you products or make money off the transactions in your accounts?

LGBT Retirement Money

Steve Schullo and Dan Robertson | Posted 09.24.2013 | Gay Voices
Steve Schullo and Dan Robertson

Five ways to find the money to help fund those later years: controlling housing and transportation costs, social security, company retirement plans, and self-directed savings. A fiduciary advisor, fee-only (paid by the hour), can be an excellent source for help.

Why The Super-Rich Are Freaking Out About The Fiscal Cliff

Reuters | Posted 03.09.2013 | Business

(Repeating Jan 4 story to additional subscribers) * Some higher-income earners may seek to defer income * Greater clarit...

What You Can Learn From Investors in Pakistan

Dan Solin | Posted 02.10.2013 | Business
Dan Solin

To put this in perspective, there is more economic freedom in Yemen, Senegal and Nigeria than in Pakistan. Its unemployment rate is a staggering 15 percent. Its inflation rate is 11.7 percent. Does this country seem like a good place to invest to you?