Category: Financial Advisors

The Toughest Part About Being a Financial Advisor

The Toughest Part About Being a Financial Advisor

If a person advises people on money matters long enough, they eventually hit a cross-roads. Many of them recognize that they’re not serving their clients as well as they could,...

Another Financial Advisor Doing The Right Thing

Another Financial Advisor Doing The Right Thing

Long ago, before I started teaching, I flirted with the idea of working as a financial advisor.  And I’ll admit, even after taking my first teaching job, I still considered...

Is it easy to make a fortune as a financial advisor?

Is it easy to make a fortune as a financial advisor?

Daniel Solin suggests, in his book, The Smartest Investment Book You’ll Ever Read,  that the average financial advisor/broker in the U.S. makes more money than the average primary care doctor. ...

How To Select A Financial Advisor

How To Select A Financial Advisor

Because we weren’t taught much about money in school, most of us run around naked as adults, before embracing the first person who hands us a towel to drape over...

Financial newsletters and empty promises

Financial newsletters and empty promises

The best advice I could give someone getting into stock picking is to think for themselves, and avoid advertisements of financial ‘gurus’ who want to share the light—for a fee....

Falling Markets and Unmasking Jim Cramer

Falling Markets and Unmasking Jim Cramer

The U.S. and International markets have dropped, on average, roughly 5.5% over the past 5 days. …more info! The five day chart shows the emerging markets (EEM) accounting for countries...

Financial planning – Whom should you trust?

Financial planning – Whom should you trust?

Rob Carrick, a finance writer for the Globe and Mail, doesn’t seem to favour using investment advisors.  Is he right?  I don’t really know for sure.  But he answers some...

Investment advisory services plunder individual retirement accounts

Investment advisory services plunder individual retirement accounts

I’ve always been a fan of Scott Burns’ finance articles, and this one is no exception. He paints an ugly picture of financial service fees relative to investor’s returns, suggesting...