The 21 Questions You’re Going to Need to Ask About Investment Fees

Ron Lieber of The New York Times examines fees, the fiduciary rule, and what investors should be aware of.

So much hand-wringing over such a simple proposition: When a financial professional gives you advice about the life savings in your retirement account, that person ought to act in your best interest.

It took several years for this so-called fiduciary rule to gain approval — firms are supposed to begin following the new rules in April — thanks to pushback from people in the financial services industry. And then, in the course of a week, we’ve seen President Trump tell the Labor Department to study this uncontroversial (and already much-studied) proposition, which he wants to upend. Continue reading on NYTimes online.

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