Fiduciary

An Update to the Fiduciary Standard

by Brandon Miller on Apr 6, 2018

Fiduciary, Fee-Based, Education

This year, the Department of Labor intends to introduce a new rule regarding retirement plan accounts, with full implementation envisioned by 2018. Under this new rule, financial professionals who consult retirement savers will be held to a fiduciary standard of care. In other words, they will have an ethical and legal obligation to always act in a client’s best interest.1,2
     

The Rise of the Fee-Based Financial Professional

by Brandon Miller on Dec 13, 2017

Financial Planning, Fiduciary, Fee-Based

A wave of change is transforming the financial services profession. The shift has been gradual, but noticeable. 
  


In the days before the Internet and gourmet coffee on every corner, compensation usually resulted from product sales. A client opened up an investment, and the broker who “sold” that investment received a commission as an outcome.  
   

The Fiduciary Standard

by Brandon Miller on Dec 1, 2017

Financial Planning, Retirement Planning, Fiduciary

This year, there has been a lot of talk about the Department of Labor (DOL) Fiduciary Rule which was to be initially implemented by the start of 2018, but has been delayed until July 2019. Under this new rule, financial professionals who consult retirement savers will be held to a fiduciary standard of care. In other words, they will have an ethical and legal obligation to always act in a client’s best interest.1,2

How To Find Transparency in Your Financial Relationship

by Brandon Miller on Nov 22, 2017

Financial Planning, Retirement, Fiduciary

Choosing a financial advisor is one of the most important decisions you’ll ever make. After all, this individual or team will have access to your life’s savings — and you have to trust them to guide you toward the future you desire.
 
But, amidst all the industry hype and jargon, understanding how to identify a true financial ally can be incredibly challenging.
 
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