More Advisor Exams? Not Under This SEC Budget, Advocates Say
CFP Board, CFA and others say the SEC's pledge to examine more advisors will be tough to fulfill with only a $29 million increase.
Ken Fisher’s RIA Warning Draws Advisor Ire
Evensky, Carson, Rhoades and others offer strong reactions to ThinkAdvisor about Fisher’s prediction that RIAs would be gone in a decade.
Boom in Demand for 401(k) Advisors
If five skilled 401(k) advisors applied for a job with PSA Financial today, a PSA executive said, she’d hire them on the spot.
Bill to Kill Fiduciary Rules by SEC, DOL Heads for House Vote
The Retail Investor Protection Act may even pass the Senate, said an industry official, “especially if it gets strong bipartisan support in the House.”
Preparing Your Clients for the Digital Afterlife
Estate planners have started to see more clients’ digital assets outlive them, and they’re now tasked with helping families manage that digital legacy.
Does Your Client Want to Divest From Fossil Fuels?
Many clients don't like companies that pollute. Dan Kern and HIP Investor lay out the realities of constructing a fossil-free portfolio.
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.
McJobs Malaise: McDonald’s Budgeting Tool Highlights Low-Wage Woes
An online McDonald’s budgeting tool set up to help its employees actually highlights the difficulty of living on McJob wages.
Fiduciary Stumbling Blocks Surface
Several potential stumbling blocks have surfaced in the past couple of months that could stymie—or outright derail—release of fiduciary rules by the SEC and DOL.
Brokers Willing to Pay Up for Fiduciary Standard: SIFMA
In a clash of studies, SIFMA put the compliance price tag at $8 million, while the Financial Planning Coalition said fiduciary accounts would be more boon than burden for brokers.