Advisors

Jordan Siemens | Getty Images When Tara Unverzagt started her own financial planning firm, South Bay Financial Partners, in 2014, she already had a head start. That’s because Unverzagt’s mother, Janet Tussing — one of the first female certified financial planners — was retiring and passed along her book of business. Those clients ranged from
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Thomas Barwick | DigitalVision | Getty Images The process of recommending life insurance doesn’t have to be rife with conflicts of interest. Insurance has its place in a client’s comprehensive financial plan. For instance, term coverage can protect a young family in the event of a breadwinner’s early demise. Permanent life insurance — which can
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A pedestrian passes in front of a Charles Schwab Corp. office building in New York. Gabriella Angotti-Jones | Bloomberg | Getty Images Charles Schwab’s proposed acquisition of TD Ameritrade is stirring up worry among financial advisors. Schwab on Monday announced it would acquire TD in a $26 billion all-stock transaction. Together, the firms will serve
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Ariel Skelley | DigitalVision | Getty Images What is a suitable investment for someone? What is in an investor’s best interest? What is the difference between a securities broker and a financial advisor? If you have no idea, you’re not alone. “There is still so much confusion with financial terms,” said Ashley Guerra, chief compliance
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From left, Utah Valley University students Colton Peck, Doug Macdonald and McKenna Jacobsen. Together, they took first place in the Financial Planning Challenge at the Financial Planning Association’s annual conference in Minneapolis last week. Utah Valley University When Colton Peck started school at Utah Valley University, he was set on being an accountant. But after
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Kenneth Fisher, chief executive officer of Fisher Investments, speaks at the Forbes Global CEO Conference in Sydney, Australia, on Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2010. Gillianne Tedder | Bloomberg | Getty Images The Iowa Public Employees Retirement System is terminating its relationship with Fisher Investments, pulling $386 million from the asset manager. The Iowa plan, which holds
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Couple getting financial advice Getty Images Financial advisors are experts at helping clients plan for their futures. It turns out that many of these professionals often fall short when it comes to their own businesses. That’s according to a study from the Financial Planning Association, a professional membership organization, and SEI, a provider of wealth
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