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7 Steps to Help Find the Right Financial Professional

August 28, 2017

From the Kiplinger Magazine website

It isn’t easy to find a financial professional these days.

Oh, there are plenty of us out there — but it’s becoming increasingly difficult to find an individual or firm you know you can trust.

First, there’s the confusing collection of certifications I call “designation soup.” Then, there’s the current contentious debate over fiduciary vs. suitability standards. And to top it off, we have the “testimonial rule” in the Investment Advisers Act, which says Registered Investment Advisers can’t directly or indirectly distribute an advertisement that includes a client testimonial or a client’s endorsement. So, we can’t give out a list of references or publish an online review.

This all means it’s up to individuals to do some research if they want to find an experienced, knowledgeable and honest financial professional to handle their retirement planning.

Here are seven steps that can help put you on the right track:

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