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Advisor Insight


  • SCOTUS ruling normalizes marriage laws in 50 states Friday, 26 Jun 2015 | 11:18 AM ET
    Same sex marriage

    The Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage, but gay couples still have a host of financial issues, new and old, to consider.

  • When financial firms act badly ... they get caught Tuesday, 23 Jun 2015 | 9:00 AM ET
    White collar crime

    FINRA took disciplinary actions against several financial services firms and individuals in June 2015. See who made the list.

  • What's in a name? Decoding financial advisor terms Friday, 19 Jun 2015 | 9:23 AM ET

    Fee-only vs. fee-based, hybrid vs. dually registered. CNBC makes sense of confusing financial advisor professional designations.

  • Are you struggling with a midlife career crisis? Thursday, 25 Jun 2015 | 8:00 AM ET
    Senior businessman looking into future

    Older workers pondering a midlife career change should ask themselves some serious questions before giving up that existing paycheck.

  • Got market jitters? Here's what you should do Monday, 22 Jun 2015 | 8:00 AM ET

    A good dose of volatility gives advisors a chance to prove their worth by providing nervous investors a number of planning alternatives.

  • Do you really know what you pay your advisor? Saturday, 20 Jun 2015 | 11:49 AM ET
    Cash register

    Sharon Epperson discusses financial advisor pay and fiduciary vs. suitability standards with three CNBC Financial Advisor Council members.

  • Self-employed? Top ways to save for retirement Monday, 15 Jun 2015 | 10:00 AM ET
    Small business

    Self-employed people pondering eventual retirement have lots of savings options—but they'll be planning largely on their own.

  • Do you think you're in the will? Guess again Thursday, 11 Jun 2015 | 10:00 AM ET
    Money dollars giving

    Due to longer lives and higher health costs, more boomers are earmarking their estates for their own use rather than willing them to heirs.

  • Bad omen on horizon for big mutual funds: Study Friday, 5 Jun 2015 | 10:05 AM ET

    A new study shows more financial advisors are getting on the passive-investing bandwagon, favoring ETFs over mutual fund investments.

  • Donating? Make sure that charity is not a scam Thursday, 4 Jun 2015 | 8:00 AM ET
    Charity Philanthropy

    Federal officials just identified four cancer charities as scams. Financial advisors say it's important to vet charities before you donate.

  • Is your advisor 'mind mapping' with you? Tuesday, 2 Jun 2015 | 9:00 AM ET

    Mind maps are transforming the way advisors communicate with clients, resulting in significant time savings and increased revenue.

  • Is a reverse mortgage a friend or foe? Thursday, 28 May 2015 | 9:00 AM ET

    Reverse mortgages can help turn home equity into needed cash but carries risks, depending on homeowners' health and financial stability.

  • Advisors in trouble: Is yours on the naughty list? Tuesday, 26 May 2015 | 12:46 PM ET
    Judge's gavel

    The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority disciplined several financial services firms and individuals in May 2015.

  • Avoid these dumb retirement savings mistakes Wednesday, 20 May 2015 | 8:58 AM ET
    Senior retired couple with laptop

    Common mistakes many Americans make in retirement planning include pulling money out of bear markets and not spending wisely once retired.

  • Why you can't trust all retirement calculators Monday, 11 May 2015 | 8:00 AM ET
    Nurd with calculator

    Classic retirement calculators don't factor in important variables such as spousal Social Security and where investors plan to retire.

  • Suddenly rich? 8 ways to stay wealthy Friday, 8 May 2015 | 9:00 AM ET
    Football player being tackled

    This year's NFL draft will mint scores of new millionaires, but many who get rich quick lose it just as fast. Here are 8 tips to stay rich.

  • Are you emotionally prepared to handle retirement? Thursday, 7 May 2015 | 10:00 AM ET

    We all dream of what we'll do in retirement, but many people about to retire, no matter their finances, fear they're not prepared emotionally.

  • How to make that nest egg last a lifetime Friday, 1 May 2015 | 10:00 AM ET
    Senior couple on park bench

    Due to a longer life expectancy, Americans need more retirement income than past generations. Here are four ways to fortify your nest egg.

  • Study: 33% of Americans have no financial plan Wednesday, 29 Apr 2015 | 8:00 AM ET
    Savings piggy bank

    A new study finds that while most Americans think their finances need improvement, more than a third still do nothing about it.

  • What is keeping investors awake at night? Monday, 27 Apr 2015 | 9:00 AM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Advisors are fielding more client calls than ever as markets soar, the Fed ponders a rate rise and health costs continue to escalate.

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