Sadly, there are many in the financial services industry that fail to tell you everything you need to know about how they manage your money.
To many, conducting a verbal interview feels threatening. Plus, verbal assertions aren't worth the paper they're printed on (because they aren't written down). In business, there is no valid understanding or agreement unless it's in writing.
To help you better understand how your broker or advisor manages money and what they charge, we have created a simple two-page form that you can send to your advisor. Ask them to fill it out as best they can, sign, and return it to you. If they refuse, you should be concerned about their honesty, as there is nothing on the form that should cause concern for an honest and transparent advisor.
The form below if for use by advisors as a preliminary disclosure document. It is free for any financial or investment advisor to use, as long as he or she agrees to fill it out honestly and completely to share with clients or prospective clients.
If you would like your disclosure posted on TalkingRealMoney.com along with your contact information, please send it to us.
We will attempt to verify the information and will post those that are accurate to a special area later in February, 2015