Could you please explain the DOL fiduciary ruling which will take place next April?
Our financial investor, Edward Jones, suggested (or should I say subtly recommended) we look elsewhere
to put our investments. I am confused. I have about $2,000 in cash in my IRA to invest &
he told me to look online. What gives?
Well, this is the fallout from a new rule that will require brokers to fully disclose all commissions on investments in retirement accounts — and to put their clients’ interests ahead of their own! Many firms have decided not to let brokers charge commissions at all for retirement account investments; instead they will charge a fee. given the small size of your account, the fee will be exorbitant.
Here’s the solution: Immediately contact Vanguard ((www.Vanguard.com) or Fidelity (www.Fidelity.com) and tell them you want their help to do a DIRECT IRA ROLLOVER of your account. They will give you a choice of mutual funds appropriate to your situation. And they will encourage you to sign up for an automatic monthly contribution to your IRA, which is a GREAT idea. And the cost will be miniscule.