RIA Leaders: Top 20 Firms for 2015 Over the years, Financial Planning has been striving to make the annual RIA Leaders list ever more rigorous, weeding out advisory firms that take commission, have registered reps, are owned by big stakeholders. This years ranking calls out the most successful independent, fee-only players who have been able to say no to the big offers -- at least so far.
Algarve, Portugal, Cuenca, Ecuador, and George Town, Malaysia, are among the 10 places in world where American retirees can get the most for their money; Plus, why investors should think twice before choosing a Roth IRA or Roth 401(k).
Bob Kerrey, a former U.S. Senator and governor of Nebraska, says that people who have Social Security as their only source of income need more help: Plus, cheap oil prices won't cause your 401(k) to crash. more »
New legislation is needed that would include provisions to curb number of fund beneficiaries and enable more of them to return to work; Plus, Calpers not cutting its private equity allocations, but is reducing the managers it works with. more »
Where should advisors look for dividends in the stock market? Here's a closer look at what S&P 500 sectors yield, how dividends have been growing (or shrinking) in relation to the overall market, and what percentage of stocks in the sector provide a dividend. more »
Forty years after it was launched, the IRA has turned into a major retirement vehicle, but it is no longer the same as it was when first introduced in 1974; Plus, three smart ways to maximize your Roth IRA. more »
Democrats seem to have no option left to counter a new legislative rule that would block fund reallocation to the Social Security Disability Trust Fund next year; Plus, how to undo a Roth IRA contribution. more »