Financial Planning: What It’s Not And What It Is

I’m noticing an increasing proliferation of proprietary financial services companies—like discount brokerage firms and mutual fund families—suggesting that they do “financial planning” or will offer their would-be customers a “financial plan.” But then they go on to discuss said “financial plan” as a mere review of one’s investment holdings, as though an investment plan and a financial plan are somehow synonymous. They are not.

Read the full article, on Forbes.

More about the author: Tim Maurer

Tim Maurer, CFP®, RLP® is Head of Wealth Management for Triad Financial Advisors. A graduate of Towson University, Tim taught financial planning at his alma mater for seven years. He is a CNBC contributor and also writes for Forbes.

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