The American economy is in an unprecedented place today. The markets have experienced severe volatility, and the mortgage meltdown and foreclosure crisis continues to burden homeowners. There have been fraudulent scandals and debilitating Ponzi schemes that have scammed people out of their hard-earned money. All the while the federal debt keeps skyrocketing. At the same time, one-sided talking heads continue to dominate financial news and headlines.
The unfortunate reality is that most Americans aren’t sure how to interpret these major events, and their finances are suffering as a result. During our country’s turbulent economic times, people need someone on their side to help them sort through the clutter of negative news and mixed reports.
Now, more than ever, Americans of all ages need unbiased, truthful financial advice and an honest, balanced resource to help them take control of their financial well-being and achieve financial independence. They need a true advisor to give them both sides on every financial issue.
It is our responsibility to be sure that Americans have the information they need to financially succeed, no matter what happens to the economy. We need to teach Americans how to become financially independent and successful in retirement, not sell them a financial product to make ourselves a commission. We need to educate Americans about the financial world we live in and assist them in making informed financial decisions.