A fee-only financial planner? Here’s how to find one


Jared wants to know how he can find a certified financial planner who doesn’t hit clients for huge commissions but instead wants only a fee for his or her services.

First off, big props to you, Jared, for getting your financial house in order. Too many people let things slide instead of making prudent moves to shore up retirement plans or earn the most from their investments.

ASK LAZ: Smart answers to consumer questions


It’s true that many financial planners want a commission. But not all of them.

To find a money maven who charges only a fee, check out today’s Ask Laz video.

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