So you want to invest? AWESOME!! Maybe you have been reading a cool blog like mine or perhaps you had a friend tell you about this wonderful wealth building tool! Regardless, it will not be long before you question if you should buy individual stocks. With the bull market we are currently riding, there are many people that would tell you that it is a good idea. But is it really?
We’ve all heard the old adage about assumptions. It makes an—well you get the point. Recently I was part of a meeting that included a client and his employee. While I sat back and watched the two of them dispute of minute details, I could see both of their sides. They, however could not. Which lead me to ponder assumptions and the employee’s worth.
Financial advisors are a dime a dozen these days. That’s why it is so important to hire someone you can trust. Financial plans can be simple or complicated; working with the right person can ensure you will know what you are doing and why. While there may be more than one way to do something, there is likely a right way to do it that is specific to you.
The much talked about Fiduciary Ruling expected from the Department of Labor has been delayed until July 1st, 2019. Now, I understand some of the reason for the delay. I even have a client who is an attorney for a major insurance company, and this person is leading the task for the company in dealing with DOL alternatives. Obviously, there are some issues when it comes to this ruling. After all, we have FINRA, the SEC, and now the DOL already involved. So when you add the 50 states with various interpretations of the rules of all three different regulatory bodies, what we really have is a mess. Here’s why I’m on a rant about it though.
Reaching your financial goals may be easier than you think when it comes to getting help from your financial advisor. Unfortunately, there’s a misnomer in the industry that only the super-affluent will get the best advice. However, the truth is most advisors work with average people and sometimes even a few people who have very little just because they like them. So how do you get to be one of those people who your advisor enjoys working extra hard for? There are a few steps to take that can keep you from feeling like the little fish in the big pond.