Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Monday, January 27, 2014 4:00 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

IRA rollovers are a big business. Investors can’t always believe the hype, according to the regulator FINRA.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013 6:05 am
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

Being famous provides no protection from being ripped off by a financial broker.

Monday, July 09, 2012 11:18 am
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

Investment recommendations must be in the best interest of the client — that does not mean the option with the least fees.

Monday, March 21, 2011 2:01 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

My husband and I have been interviewing financial advisers. We were just about to make a decision when we ran the names of the two top contenders through FINRA BrokerCheck. FINRA is an acronym for the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, a voluntary association that oversees about 630,820 registered securities representatives. Anyone can use BrokerCheck to