Does the way you spell “advisor” change your obligation to clients? The question of whether RIAs should describe themselves as “advisers” instead of “advisors,” to show their adherence to the federal Investment

Advisers Act of 1940 — and, for that matter, whether Financial Planning should follow suit — has come up in a couple of recent conversations with Skip Schweiss, managing director of advisor advocacy and industry affaris for TD Ameritrade Institutional.

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