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4 Tips on Safeguarding Your Money

by Mark Tier

Safeguard your money:
1. Make preserving capital your top primary goal.
2. Arrange your affairs to minimize or eliminate taxes.
3.Avoid or minimize risk.
4. Spe ...

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...

Fiduciary Is No Guarantee

The politicians and proponents of a full-time fiduciary standard want to believe that once the advisor is required to put your interests first, you’re hom...

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