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Baby Boomer’s Wealth is in Their Home
The new expanded definition of a fiduciary for financial advisers could expand the required discussion of assets to be considered in a comprehensive retirement strategy. Good news considering the fact that the baby boomer generation is largely unprepared for retirement. In last week’s episode we discussed the recent ruling by the Department of Labor expanding the definition of a fiduciary to include those who give investment advice on more common retirement accounts such as IRAs. Soon red flags could be raised for financial professionals who fail to look at home equity when advising their clients.
A recent article in Investment News by Jamie Hopkins explores the implications of the new fiduciary standard. Hopkins says “an expanded fiduciary standard for financial advisers will put pressure on a variety of areas in the retirement income-planning profession.” The expanded fiduciary standard may seem overreaching to some financial professional trade groups but it could help protect baby boomers from receiving incomplete advise which could cost them dearly financially or in lost opportunities.
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