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Consider Tax Consequences of Bonds While Investing

by Siam Luu

If you decide that investing in bonds is right for you, do not forget to consider the tax effects or tax consequences of such transactions. Some bonds, like municipal bonds, are ta ...

Interviewing a Money Manager

Financial planners can act as money managers. Brokers can, too. The guys who run your mutual funds are money managers. Hedge fund managers, guys who trade ̶...

Important Credentials For Brokers

Brokers sometimes pursue the same credentials of a financial planner. Like a planner, however, no credentials are necessary. A broker, however, must pass exams ...

What to Expect from a Broker

The traditional broker is a “full-service broker.” As the name implies, this is someone who can handle all manner of transactions and provide inform...

Interviewing a Broker

Oscar Wilde’s assessment of stockbrokers stems from the many decades when the brokerage business was less than civilized, a mysterious, dangerous place th...

Interview Questions for Financial Planners

Because “financial planning” covers a lot of ground, it can be hard to find the right match of skill and service to meet all of your needs. But if y...

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