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Advisors and assets continue to migrate from the investment sales model of Wall Street wirehouses to the fiduciary model of fee-based RIAs.
When you switch jobs or retire, you face a critical choice. Here are the pros and cons of rolling over your retirement plan.
Whether retirees' nest eggs are full, emptied or never feathered, three simple steps can put some wind beneath financial wings late in life.
Consumers who use a financial advisor as their intermediary can avoid the most common estate-planning and last will and testament errors.
The years just before leaving work are critical in ensuring a secure retirement, so avoid these missteps many 50- and 60-somethings make.
New fee-only advisors will find higher costs and more competition, but industry pioneers share tips on succeeding in this growing business.
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Top wealth management firms don't see robo-advisors as immediate threats but say they could eventually have a major impact on the market.
After a failed run for political office broke the bank, a middle-aged couple turns to an advisor to help them get back on track.
Intense compounding of leverage-fueled return rates on "safe" hard assets led many Gen Xers into part-time landlord gigs that then failed.
Here’s what your financial advisor won’t tell you — and the questions you should be asking, says portfolio manager James Sanford.
Could you be the next worst-case-investor scenario? If you think that’s impossible, you’re probably a step closer to making the worst come true.
Investors gravitate toward RIAs, who have shifted wealth management from sales to planning and from product commissions to fiduciary fees.
On the surface, robo-advisors look like a disruptive force. But in time we may consider them an evolution of the traditional advice model.
Advisors are starting to specialize in niche markets and look to less-wealthy clients as competition for high-net-worth customers increases.
Millionaires make some of the same investment mistakes as everyone else. It's just that their mistakes can cost more.
Technology will have a major impact on advisor firms as they look to leverage solutions to provide better experiences for clients.
Robo-advisor firms are positioning themselves to cater to underserved investors who do not meet traditional wealth-management minimums.
Thanks to an ever-widening wealth gap in the U.S., financial advisors may turn to tech solutions to better serve less-affluent clients.
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