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Do you need a financial advisor? Do they need to specialize in retirement, investments, taxes, or something else? What certifications should you ask for? How much should you pay? Sometimes the questions surrounding financial advice seem as complicated as financial planning itself. Find the answers you need.
Alexis Schroeder is a 22-year-old fitness, finance and travel blogger. She writes about saving money while living a healthy, adventurous life in her 20s. Steve Douglas once said, “Your future is always more valuable than today,the sooner you realize that, the better.” With that in mind, working with a financial counselor to plan your retirement…
Whether you’re new to planning or have a few years under your belt, a retirement advisor can help you meet your unique goals. A financial advisor and retirement advisor are the same in many ways. But there’s one significant difference. Where a financial advisor is concerned with your finances and goals generally, a retirement planner…
If you’re like many Americans, you probably have concerns about your retirement plan. But research shows that those who work with a financial planner are often better prepared for retirement and have more confidence in their savings plans. There are many different types of financial advisors. However, taking those first steps toward meeting with a…
A new proposal by the Obama Administration is taking unprecedented steps toward protecting people who are planning for retirement. President Obama is directing his administration to move forward with a proposed rulemaking that will protect families by imposing a “fiduciary standard” on retirement advisors. The fiduciary standard ensures that advisors put the interest of average…
What is a Certified Financial Planner? It seems like every day Americans are reminded how ill-prepared they are for retirement — especially as numerous reports highlight the country’s lack of savings. If this is you, you might consider working with a certified financial planner (CFP). The benefits of teaming up with a financial planner to…
Don’t let financial planners intimidate you. They’re there to help, and most of them do a great job. The question isn’t really whether financial planners are worth what they earn; it’s more about whether it’s the best choice for you. If you’re on the fence about hiring a planner to handle your wealth, or prospective…
Retirement plan advisors help make the plan more efficient. It almost seems to go without saying. Retirement plan advisors help retirement plans perform better. And that’s what a recent study by EACH Enterprise, LLC, and Transamerica Retirement Solutions Corporation has revealed. A survey of retirement plan sponsors that work with an advisor found that over…
Good financial advisors can usually improve the finances of almost anyone. But when money is exchanged for a service—especially a service involves your personal finances — there are important considerations for choosing the right professional. You want an advisor who is ethical and has your best interest in mind. Add to these considerations the fact…
As you approach retirement, the financial decisions you make now could mean the difference between comfort and stress as you age. Luckily, financial advisors are available to help ensure that you make the right decisions to enjoy your retirement days. Here are 4 ways a financial advisor can help you effectively plan for retirement. Do…
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