Do you know how your financial advisor is compensated? Two common forms of financial advisor compensation are called ”fee-only” and “fee-based.” They sound very similar, but they have vastly different meanings. Whether your advisor is “Fee-Only” or “Fee-Based” can have a huge impact on the type of advice you are provided and the types of… Read More
What is a Fiduciary and Why Does it Matter?
You may be reading this article if you are looking for a financial advisor but not quite sure which one to choose or what issues to consider before hiring one. A good starting point is to determine if your potential financial advisor is working under a fiduciary standard and legally bound to act in your… Read More
How Do I Choose A Financial Advisor?
We believe that when choosing a financial advisor you should consider the following attributes: 1. Choose a financial advisor that is also a Certified Financial Planner (CFP®). This is considered the premier designation in the financial industry. A financial planner with this designation has passed a 10 hour board certified exam, has 3 plus years… Read More
401(k) Options When You Leave Your Employer
Regardless if you are retiring or moving to a new employer, once you leave your current job you will need to decide what to do with your 401(k). You have a handful of choices. I have outlined the benefits and disadvantages of each option below. Your personal circumstances may favor one option over the other…. Read More
Markets Are Efficient
I would like to thank Greg Phelps for today’s article about Efficient Markets. Greg Phelps, CFP®, CLU®, AIF®, AAMS® is a 20+ year industry veteran. His firm Redrock Wealth Management provides fee only fiduciary financial advice and retirement planning to clients in the Las Vegas area. In 1965 Eugene Francis “Gene” Fama, (CEO of Dimensional Fund Advisors and Nobel laureate… Read More