4 Things Advisors Should Never Say to Clients
Writer Emily Guy Birken, the daughter of a CFP, considers four red flags her father warned her about.
A Modest Proposal: Prosecute Non-Fiduciaries Using Term ‘Advisor’
Dalbar CEO Lou Harvey has strong medicine for the ills described in today's fiduciary debate: allow only fiduciaries to call themselves advisors, prosecuting those who misappropriate the name.
Top 10 Ways to Stop Elder Financial Scams
CFP Board consumer advocate Eleanor Blayney describes 10 common situations in which older Americans are vulnerable to financial abuse and offers advice to guard against it.
Motif Launches Build-Your-Own Platform
Motif Investing launched a build-your-own platform Thursday that allows advisors and other businesses to construct and share their own collection of stocks or ETFs online.
Young Investors Need More Financial Education
Even among younger investors who work with financial advisors, knowledge about financial products and investments is low, a study by LIMRA found.
SEC’s 16 Biggest Penalties Since Financial Crisis
The SEC recently released a roundup of its financial crisis enforcement actions, highlighting some of the more than 150 firms and individuals the agency has levied charges against since 2008.
What Advisors Can Learn From Politicians
Political leaders have to make genuine, empathetic connections with those they interact with to win, and so do advisors.
Why Bogle’s Wrong on ETFs
It's worth analyzing three key arguments in the Vanguard founder's thinking on exchange traded funds
This Is Your Client’s Brain on Finance
Neuroscience can help us understand which advising strategies are most likely to succeed and why the most rational plan isn’t always the most effective.
Can Prospecting for Clients Be Outsourced? Part 2
Having your prospecting done by a third-party service doesn't eliminate the sales part of the process; for better or for worse, you still have to turn the prospects into clients.