Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

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?

Monday, June 22, 2015 1:41 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

The Department of Labor wants to protect consumers from conflicted advice in retirement plans. Some Republicans want to stop the DOL.

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

Monday, March 02, 2015 12:00 pm
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

President Obama announced in late February that a Department of Labor rule requiring investment professionals to adhere to a fiduciary standard when advising retirement plan participants is being submitted for review by the Office of Management and Budget.

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, September 24, 2014 4:19 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

As the year winds down, consumers should tune into the debate over the fiduciary standard. The SEC may decide to move forward with the rule — or drop it.

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, December 04, 2013 5:29 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

A rule on a fiduciary standard for broker dealers is on hold but still alive.

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.

Wednesday, July 31, 2013 12:38 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

The SEC is close to formulating a rule on equity crowd funding.

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