Jeff and Kim Camarda Talk About Their Suit Against the CFP Board
A conversation with the plaintiffs provides a new perspective on the ongoing "fee-only" issue and raises new questions about the Board’s handling of the case.
Salary Removal: The Truth Behind Advisor Compensation
Clients don't need to know “how their advisor gets paid.” They need to know how they're paying their advisor.
NAPFA Taps Leitz as National Chairwoman for 2-Year Term
Linda Leitz, co-owner of the fee-only financial planning firm It’s Not Just Money in Colorado Springs, will be NAPFA chairwoman for the 2013-2014 board term.
What’s ‘Fee Only’? CFP Board and NAPFA Diverge
Is 2% ownership of a BD really so "insubstantial"? The CFP Board and NAPFA take different tacks on issue flowing from the Alan Goldfarb case.
Is It Time for Financial Planners to Advise Against 401(k)s?
What's advisors' role in the hubbub over 401(k) fees and plan sponsors' fiduciary duties? Maybe if advisors start advising against 401(k)s, the investing public will get Washington to wake up.
Debunking Time: Fiduciary Duty Would be Good for (a Broker's) Business
The Financial Planning Coalition’s letter to the SEC debunks the securities industry’s current main objection that a fiduciary standard would cost too much for brokers.
Historic Moment as Planner Groups Voice Clear Support for Fiduciary Standard
In a letter to the SEC, the FInancial Planning Coalition and consumer groups make a cogent argument for why the SEC should impose the same standard for all advice givers.
NAPFA Names Geoffrey Brown CEO
In his new role as NAPFA CEO, Brown will be responsible for the growth of the organization that now numbers approximately 2,500 members.
Why the CFP Board’s Proposal to Offer CE Is Wrong
In the first in a series of posts on the CFP Board’s proposal, an argument (from planners themselves) as to why it’s not a good idea and a look at the current, somewhat woeful, state of continuing education for CFPs.
When Older Clients Falter: Mary Malgoire on Advisors’ Role
Advisors may be the first to see signs of mental decline in older clients. Mary Malgoire, founder of The Family Firm, an advisory firm in Bethesda, Md., has given this issue a great deal of thought.