Ric Edelman: What’s Wrong With IRAs, 401(k)s, and the Industry That Sells Them
The outspoken Edelman talks to ThinkAdvisor about how Wall Street preys on investors, the unconventional structure of his practice and why he opposes mutual funds.
Why Your Clients Fire You
Why do clients leave their advisor? What makes a client choose one advisor over another? Human behavior research provides clues.
Oil Prices: Making a Burgers-to-Barrels Comparison
A group of commodities analysts looks at petrol prices over time to see if oil is cheap or expensive now.
Bailouts & Benefits
Prevention is the best cure. Turning off the credit spigot in time would have been the most effective way to prevent the current financial meltdown....
Experience and Flexibility
Experience: accept no substitute. In a world where the phantom valuations and effervescent ratings of mortgage-backed securities seem to be overshadowing all of the markets,...
Stoking Star Power
At least once a week, I get a call or an e-mail from an experienced planner looking to recruit the next "superstar" of the profession....
Shelter from the Storm
When something goes wrong in our society, there seems to be a knee-jerk reaction that requires finding someone or something to blame, and we hope...
Step by Step
So far this year, I've lost almost 30 pounds. I did it through a process developed by Weight Watchers. Of course, I've always known the...