10 Happiest States in America
Can money buy happiness? Only up to a point; there are many more factors at play. WalletHub ranked the states on 26 key happiness metrics.
12 Best States for Adjusted Advisor Pay
Low cost of living often offsets lower advisor pay in some states, while in other states high pay offsets high cost of living.
2014 Broker-Dealers of the Year—Scenario 3: SEC Imposes Fiduciary Standard on Reps
How would top BDs handle this scenario? "In many ways," says Eric Schwartz of Cambridge, "we're in a fiduciary world already."
Frustrated States Push to Fill Small-Business Retirement Gap
Seventeen states are at some stage of legislating state-administered plans that hope to deliver retirement plan access to small employers.
Advocates: The 2014 Broker-Dealers of the Year
The 2014 Broker-Dealers of the Year are unabashed proponents of the independent BD model and, yes, their own firms.
Free Financial Advice? What Could Be Better for Consumers?
Excising the requirement that professionals act in clients’ best interests would make society much more efficient, and save the Treasury billions!
10 Best & Worst States for Retirement
Taxes, sunshine and health care are among Bankrate's critera for picking a good place to retire.
Securities America Buys BD Assets From Kansas City Life
The deal with Sunset Financial Services Inc. is expected to add 268 reps and about $2.4 billion in client assets to Securities America.
Securities America to Add 60 Reps, $950M in Assets
CEO Nagengast says the firm is eager to strike more deals with smaller broker-dealers.
Michael Finke, Financial Planning’s Professor: The 2014 IA 25 Profile
“Our hope is to build a set of research-based best practices through our own research,” Finke told IA.