Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Tuesday, April 05, 2016 12:30 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Proposed rules will hold stockbrokers and other investment advisers to a tougher standard that the U.S. government thinks will protect savers.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016 12:42 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

The Labor Department unveiled the rule on a fiduciary standard for all retirement plan advisers last year. The fight to implement the rule will go on in 2016.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015 2:44 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

The financial industry has picked sides in the fight over the DOL’s proposal to impose the fiduciary standard to retirement account advisers. Will investors win?

Thursday, April 16, 2015 4:25 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

The fiduciary standard is the highest standard of care. A fiduciary must only give advice that is in the client’s best interest

Wednesday, February 25, 2015 12:27 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

Skewed financial incentives for advisers can lead to less than optimal financial advice. What is the answer to conflicts of interest?

Wednesday, May 28, 2014 2:00 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

A rule that could protect investors has been delayed until 2015. The proposal from the DOL would expand the fiduciary standard to more retirement plan advisers.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013 11:03 am
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

The House of Representatives harms investors by passing a bill that purports to protect them.

Friday, June 21, 2013 1:10 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

A bill came out that purports to protect investors but actually does just the opposite.

Thursday, September 27, 2012 5:09 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

If you got a 401(k) fee disclosure report and you haven’t read it, the Department of Labor says “shame on you.”

Thursday, September 13, 2012 5:05 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

The Department of Labor offers some help understanding its new 401(k) fee disclosures.

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