Question: How Do You Get Paid?

Jun 14, 2015
Behavioral Finance, Question of the Day, Financial Literacy

A good reminder of a question that you might want to ask anyone providing you with financial advice:  How do you get paid?  It will help you understand if the advisors interests are aligned with yours.

From New Zealand Herald:

“Financial advice is particularly complicated because of the different types of advisers and the many ways they earn their money…”

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Tim Ranzetta

Tim's saving habits started at seven when a neighbor with a broken hip gave him a dog walking job. Her recovery, which took almost a year, resulted in Tim getting to know the bank tellers quite well (and accumulating a savings account balance of over $300!). His recent entrepreneurial adventures have included driving a shredding truck, analyzing executive compensation packages for Fortune 500 companies and helping families make better college financing decisions. After volunteering in 2010 to create and teach a personal finance program at Eastside College Prep in East Palo Alto, Tim saw firsthand the impact of an engaging and activity-based curriculum, which inspired him to start a new non-profit, Next Gen Personal Finance.

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