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What is an Independent Registered Investment Advisor (RIA)?

  • An RIA is in the business of giving advice.
  • An independent RIA is not owned by another company or institution.
  • An RIA has a Fiduciary Responsibility to their clients. They are legally required to put the client’s interest first. This is a higher standard that what is required of brokerage firms, which is the suitability of an investment for an individual client.
  • An RIA is typically compensated by fees for advice, rather than commissions on buying & selling.
  • An RIA is regulated by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) or the state in which they operate.

The Difference Between an RIA and a Broker

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A power of attorney (POA) can grant you certain authority and specific responsibilities. While the extent and limitations of POAs can vary based on many factors, stepping into the role of power of attorney can be unlike anything else. That’s because it puts you in the driver’s seat to make key decisions and oversee vital needs for someone else. That doesn’t mean that POAs come with carte-blanche powers or that one power of attorney will mirror another. Explaining how POAs work, this guide shares more fundamentals, detailing some common types of powers of attorney and the responsibilities you may have as an agent of one of these devices.
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Believe it or not social media scams have been picking more pockets than any other scam today––including phone call and text fraud.1

There have been more than $2.7 billion in losses to social media scams between January 2021 and June 2023.2

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Retirement nearing? Do these 5 things first.

by Eric Nager on Apr 17, 2024

What’s your ideal retirement? Traveling? Practicing your favorite hobbies? Caring for loved ones? Whatever you envision, creating a plan of action can feel exhausting. There are, however, a few simple, yet commonly overlooked steps you can take today to help you feel more comfortable throughout your planning process.
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