This Hot-Potato Rule May Get Delayed. What It Means For Your Retirement

January 9, 2017 CNBC by Tom Anderson The April 10 rollout of the Department of Labor’s contentious fiduciary rule is less than four months away. Republican lawmakers, however, want to wind back the clock. Rep. Joe Wilson, a South Carolina Republican, has introduced a bill that would delay the rule, which requires broker-dealers and financial advisors to provide advice in …

How to Find the Right Financial Adviser for You and Your Money

July 20, 2016 Kiplinger’s Personal Finance by Lisa Gerstner & Kimberly Lankford Financial advisers come in a confusing array of professional designations, with different fee structures and areas of expertise. Americans aren’t making the grade when it comes to managing their finances—or at least they don’t think they are. On average, U.S. households give themselves a C+ on their ability …

Advisors See New Fiduciary Rule as a Chance To Educate Clients

April 15, 2016 Investor’s Business Daily by Morey Stettner April 6, the Labor Department issued a regulation to raise the standard for investment advice to retirement savers. Brokers and other financial professionals who help investors with retirement accounts must now act in the best interest of their clients. For those financial advisors registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission, the …

Going Beyond Referrals to Win Clients

May 11, 2015 Wall Street Journal Ann Gugle of Alpha Financial Advisors was featured in an article that dealt with financial advisors finding new clients and the unique ways that advisors build their practices.  Ann has worked to build up clients among Americans working and living internationally.  Ann is a principal and owner at Alpha Financial Advisors in Charlotte, N.C. …

7 Bad Investing Habits That Are Holding You Back

March 23, 2015 U.S. News and World Report by Kate Stalter  It isn’t a matter of that one “hot” stock you missed. It’s about having a big-picture mindset. Your mindset makes a big difference. When you reflect on the painful topic of your worst investing mistakes, what comes to mind? Do you think of a bad stock you held for too …

Advisers Dump Bond Proxies as Rate Hike Looms

March 23, 2015 Wall Street Journal   John Gugle of Alpha Financial Advisors in Charlotte, NC was mentioned in an article addressing how financial advisors were making changes to the bond side of their client portfolios.  John is a principal and owner at Alpha Financial Advisors in Charlotte, N.C. *** You can read more of this article at: http://www.wsj.com/articles/financial-advisers-dump-bond-proxies-as-rate-hike-looms-1427117105

4 tips for buying stocks with ‘play money’

December 2, 2013 Bankrate.com By Marilyn Kennedy Melia Taking risks with play money Did your pulse pick up when the Dow Jones industrial average crossed 14,000? Could you barely contain your itchy investment finger when the market eclipsed 15,000? Consider yourself fortunate. Unlike many, you’re probably not living paycheck to paycheck but are instead focused on how your savings might …

Financial Advisers Shift After Fed Surprise

September 20, 2013 Wall Street Journal John Gugle was featured in an article addressing  the ways that financial advisors are making changes to investment portfolios in response to the Federal Reserve interest rate policy changes.  John is a principal and owner at Alpha Financial Advisors in Charlotte, N.C. *** A version of this article appeared September 20, 2013, on page …

Tactical Funds Make Few Friends with Lagging Returns

September 19, 2013 Wall Street Journal John Gugle was featured in an article explaining tactical-allocation mutual funds.  John is a principal and owner at Alpha Financial Advisors, LLC in Charlotte, North Carolina.  *** To read the entire article, go to: http://www.wsj.com/articles/SB10001424127887323308504579085034127440044