Do Solo Advisors Have a Future? The industry has largely moved to a team model, but some advisors may finish out their careers as 'bachelors,' says John Taft, CEO of RBC's U.S. wealth management division.
Fidelity and Vanguard have almost the same investment portfolios in their target-date funds, but lower expenses give Vanguard's investors a higher return.; Plus, clients should try a retirement dress rehearsal before the big day. more »
Federal authorities for the first time have directly included rollovers and IRAs in their latest fiduciary standard proposal, and that could have a huge impact on firms in a fast-growing and profitable segment of the retirement savings industry. more »
The challenge for traditional firms like Wells Fargo Advisors, says its new digital head, is taking the reputation it has built through one-on-one client relationships over years and translating that for a digital age. more »
This type of insurance will not cover a policy holder's expenses for the first 180 days of care, a major concern for those without substantial savings; Plus, how to make the most from a Roth IRA. more »
More Democratic lawmakers are pushing for a measure that would increase Social Security benefits and raise payroll taxes to address the program's financial woes; Plus, how retirees can reduce their RMDs with a Roth conversion. more »
Some advisors are hesitant to recommend a conversion for high-net-worth clients since President Obama supports changes to key features of Roth IRAs; Plus, can Social Security benefits increase after age 66? more »
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