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 P. Donaldson, CFP® writes and consults on the psychology of money. Her fee-only, product-free financial planning practice focuses on increasing financial self-efficacy for those seeking a financial navigator to help them make good decisions. She 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." With a fully virtual practice in Seminole, Florida, she primarily serves clients located in the Tampa, St. Petersburg, and Clearwater areas. Holly will also work with clients who are a good fit located elsewhere in the United States.

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