The World We Live In: How Yelp, YouTube and other platforms can land you in hot water

Marketing 101 will teach you that third-party validation is one of the strongest trust-builders available as you seek to grow your customer/client base. This is true for every industry. Small businesses will often rely on testimonials and endorsements from satisfied customers. In fact, small business turn to social media platforms every day to help them …

DOL Fiduciary Rule Enforcement: How Massachusetts May Have Provided the Spark for a Massive Fire

On Thursday, February 15th, the state of Massachusetts charged Scottrade with dishonest and unethical conduct and a failure to supervise. This is believed to be the first known enforcement action under the Department of Labor’s fiduciary rule. Where this will end up, nobody knows, but it could be the spark that triggers a fire within …

What’s Wrong with the Financial Advice Industry

The following article was an op-ed piece originally published in InvestmentNews. The political system in our country is broken.                Sadly, the financial advice industry is following suit. After a tumultuous, contentious election cycle, the United States is more divided than ever. This division is happening at a time where our country could arguably be at …