Social Security May Extend Spousal Benefits to Gay Couples
Attorneys in federal suits seeking benefits say the SSA will provide retroactive benefits to the spouses, widows or widowers of same-sex partners.
It's a Good Time to Visit Muniland, but Come Prepared
David Kotok, co-author of "Adventures in Muniland," and Matt Fabian of Municipal Market Analytics counsel muni bond investors on what to watch out for.
10 Most Expensive States for Retirement Health Care
HealthView Services’ advisor- and physician-reviewed methodology projects retirement health care costs based on data from 50 million health care cases.
Ex-Morgan Broker Loses Fight With FINRA Over ‘Forgivable’ Notes
Breakaway broker Nick Ragone, who claims “FINRA colludes with firms,” is livid over a ruling on $400,000 in bonus promissory notes.
Schwab Goes Big on RIA Training
When even veteran advisors say that Schwab's Executive Leadership program is “by far the best thing Schwab's ever done,” you begin to pay attention.
Mergers and Aspirations: Friedman, Brodeski Share M&A Success Stories
Deals can't be just about the money. Two advisors with experience say make the focus a new culture and better talent.
Top 10 Worst-Funded State Pensions: 2015
Pew data shows which states’ public workers are in the worst shape for retirement.
Top 20 States for Private Equity Investment in 2014
Some 3,100 U.S. businesses benefited from private equity investments last year.
Focus Financial Adds $1B RIA in Chicago
Also, Raymond James adds a $390 million independent-employee group in Beaufort, S.C., from Wells Fargo.
SEC Enforcement: Fantasy Sports-Style Investing Site Gets a Little Too Real
Meanwhile, Massachusetts-based Interinvest Corp. and its owner funneled more than $17 million in client assets into four troubled Canadian penny stock companies, the SEC says.