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What is the Fiduciary Standard and Why Do I Care?

What is a fiduciary, and what does this mean when I’m looking for a financial adviser?

You may or may not have heard about the debate with regards to the fiduciary standard, and the Department of Labor’s attempt to make changes to reflect today’s financial advisory landscape. This article will take you through a quick primer on the law that created the fiduciary standard, who the fiduciary standard applies to, and how the fiduciary standard compares to what you’ll see in the marketplace. In essence, we’ll discuss what the fiduciary standard SHOULD mean to you, as the consumer of financial advice, and what you should be looking for. Continue reading

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