Certified financial planners and NAPFA-registered financial advisers take a pledge
They take a pledge to put their clients’ interests ahead of their own, but traditional stockbrokers aren’t held to the same standard, even if they’ve given themselves the title “financial adviser.”
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Before you hand me the keys to your future, do some investigating. Use BrokerCheck at finra.org to see if I’ve been in trouble. Here are the 13 secrets and IRS agent won’t tell you about filing taxes.