Why your advisor’s retirement advice might change

Lizzie O'Leary Apr 8, 2016
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Why your advisor’s retirement advice might change

Lizzie O'Leary Apr 8, 2016
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This week, the Labor Department announced a big change in the way retirement accounts are regulated, tightening what’s called the “fiduciary standard.” Translation: someone who is acting as your financial advisor for your retirement account has to put your best interest before theirs.

Previously, retirement brokers were allowed to recommend accounts with additional fees and commission paid to the broker without disclosing it to their client.

It’s a little complicated so we brought CBS Business analyst Jill Schlesinger on to the show to explain.

Click the audio player above to hear the interview.

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