Don’t Confuse Titles With Licenses, Warn SEC, NASAA
Unlike a license, certain titles and designations may be “simply purchased, or even made up" by advisors, the regulators warn.
Staples, Goldfarb Departures Not Linked, CFP Board Says
The CFP Board is now searching for a director of investigations to replace Rex Staples, whose last day will be Friday.
CFP Board Announces Rich Rojeck as 2014 Chair-Elect
Rojeck, a managing director with Sagemark Consulting/Lincoln Financial Advisors, says the investing public will "ultimately best be served by an established financial planning profession."
4 Financial Planning Steps for New American Citizens
Apropos of the July 4th festivities, much will be new this holiday for recently naturalized U.S. citizens.
4 Tips for Paying Down Student Debt
Eleanor Blayney called the cycle of school-loan-job-debt the “catch-22 of the real world” in a blog post written for the CFP Board on Wednesday.
New Hire Roundup: Magner Moves Up at Mercer
This week in new hires, Mercer announced a new position for Liana Magner and NAPFA named three to its board of directors.
CFP Board Appoints Panel to Boost Number of Female Advisors
The CFP Board announced Wednesday an initiative to boost the number of women advisors in the field, including CFPs, as the number of female CFPs hasn’t budged for a decade.
Strategies to Improve CE Credit: More Is Better
The more CE required, the more demand there is for CE credit, and the more providers willing to try to craft quality CE credit.
CFPB Calls for ‘Rigorous’ Standards for Senior Designations
The CFPB told Congress, the SEC and state regulators that the alphabet soup of “senior designations”—more than 50—confuses older Americans and that a three-pronged approach is needed to protect the elderly from fraud.
Top 10 Ways to Stop Elder Financial Scams
CFP Board consumer advocate Eleanor Blayney describes 10 common situations in which older Americans are vulnerable to financial abuse and offers advice to guard against it.