Category: Retirement Financial Advisors

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Financial Advisor Fees: What Will You Pay to Use a Financial Advisor

Financial advisor fees can be confusing because different kinds of financial advisors have various ways of charging for their services. These are the most common types of fee structures: commissions; flat or hourly fees; assets under management (AUM); and fee-based (a combination of fees and commissions). All of these payment methods are used by legitimate…

Should You Meet With a Financial Planner and What Should You Discuss?

How often have you met with your financial planner? Never? Many people are afraid of contacting a financial planning professional sometimes because they don’t think they have enough to invest or because they are afraid they will be sold products they don’t need. On the other hand, there are so many considerations when planning for…

What Do Financial Advisors Do? (And Do I Need One?)

The best financial advisors offer many benefits to their clients. However, many of us think that they only provide advice on investments to extremely wealthy people. Financial advisors can offer you confidence, security and a secure retirement plan.Here are six things that financial advisors do to benefit clients of all levels of wealth. 1. Financial…

Is a Financial Advisor Worth It? 10 Tricks for Developing a Worthwhile Relationship

A lot of people wonder if a financial advisor is worth it. Are they really worth the time, expense and hassle. It can be a sizable expense and you don’t want to make mistakes or feel uncomfortable about the process. If you decide you could benefit, it is important to choose an advisor that is…

8 Resources for Reliable Retirement Information

Can you retire without consulting a financial advisor or some kind of retirement professional? Of course. The question is, do you have good resources for reliable retirement information? More importantly, can you retire AND have a secure future without talking with a retirement professional? The answer to this question might be a little more complicated.…

Podcast: Rick Ferri – What Does the Future of Financial Advice Look Like?

Episode 20 of the NewRetirement podcast is an interview with Rick Ferri — CFA, author, and founder of Core-4 — and discusses Ferri’s perspective on investing and the future of financial advice after being in the industry for three decades. They address the difference between investing strategy and investing philosophy, advisors as legal fiduciaries and…

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How Much Should You Worry About a Stock Market Correction? Numbers and Tips for Weathering a Financial Storm

The past month has seen some wild dips in the stock markets. Nothing yet too terribly miserable for most, but enough to make us jittery. Should we be worried about a stock market correction? The easy answer is yes. After all, investing in the stock market is inherently risky and today’s world feels more unpredictable…

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DOL Fiduciary Rule: Could Trump Ruin Your Retirement Finances?

Every financial publication has an article about how Trump might be ruining your retirement with his executive order to revise the Department of Labor’s DOL fiduciary rule for financial advisors. However, because you are reading this article, you are probably relatively engaged with your retirement accounts and may have less reason to worry. There are…

When to Start Working With a Financial Planner — If Ever

Can you trust a financial advisor? The benefits of working with a financial planner are widely known and convincingly supported by research. However,  too few of us actually turn to professional help when it comes to planning for. A recent study by Northwestern Mutual found that only 20% of Americans have a written financial plan.…

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Working with a Financial Counselor to Plan Your Retirement

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…

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What a Financial Advisor Can Do For You and 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…

Types of Financial Advisors: Your Guide to Finding the Best Financial Advice

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…

What Does Fiduciary Mean?

If you are not exactly sure what fiduciary means, you are not alone.  However, this concept is incredibly important for anyone that is seeking help with retirement, investments, savings, and all personal finance matters. A fiduciary is an individual in whom another has placed the utmost trust and confidence to manage and protect property or…

Pros and Cons of Obama Administration’s Proposed Retirement Planning Changes

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 — CFP: What They Do, How to Choose, Benefits of Using, Differences from Other Financial Advisors, Fees and More…

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…

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Are Financial Planners Worth the Money? Do I Need a Financial Advisor?

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…

Baby Boomers Can Boost Retirement Confidence with One Easy Step

Baby boomers are feeling less confident about retirement.  Boomer confidence regarding their retirement preparations and expectations has declined since 2011 — from 44% expressing confidence in 2011 compared to 35% today. However, Boomers working with a financial advisor are more likely to have savings for retirement and are more likely to have set a retirement…

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Study Shows Retirement Plans With Advisors Yield Better Results

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…

To Find the Best Financial Advisors, Ask These Questions!

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…

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