Helping Grandma Avoid Shady Money Managers

Know anyone who might be a potential victim of incompetent, unethical or illegal financial planning practices?

Many people, especially the elderly, turn to financial advisors to guide them to the best choices for their financial situations. Not all of these professionals, however, really have the client’s best interests in mind. The Federal Citizen Information Center, run by the federal government, recently added this CFP Board publication, Consumer Guide to Financial Self-Defense, to its catalog.

Learn to recognize the unscrupulous ones and protect yourself, friends, and family from their pitches.  The catalog can be found at: http://www.pueblo.gsa.gov.

Holly Donaldson

Holly Donaldson, CFP® runs an hourly and fee-for-service financial planning practice virtually from her Tampa Bay, Florida office. She also works with clients throughout the U.S. (except Texas) interested in retirement and tax planning advice without product sales or investment management. Holly is the author of The Mindful Money Mentality: How to Find Balance in Your Financial Future (Porchview Publishing, 2013) and publisher of the award-winning monthly e-letter, "The View From the Porch."

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