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Old 02-17-2011, 07:23 AM   #1
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I find it ironic that there are so many ads from firms offering "retirement planning advice" on this forum when so many of us are DIY or boglehead investors. I clicked on a few and surfed around small local CFP sites offering the usual range of financial education and services. No mention of the fees on any of them..
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Old 02-17-2011, 10:09 AM   #2
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I found one site with a fee schedule. Services for accounts $1M and under cost 1.25% per year.....I can't see what funds or products they recommend, but if they are doing actively managed products their client might be 2% to 3% in the hole from the start.
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Old 02-17-2011, 10:20 AM   #3
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I suppose its a way to help pay for this site. I guess I need to raise my prices, I am WAY below those fees..........
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I find it ironic that there are so many ads from firms offering "retirement planning advice" on this forum when so many of us are DIY or boglehead investors. I clicked on a few and surfed around small local CFP sites offering the usual range of financial education and services. No mention of the fees on any of them..
You've raised a very valid point. Investment advisers do seem contrary to the philosophy of most members of on this forum. But, I suppose it's a lot like watching TV, we may not like the commercials, but the advertisers do indeed make the programming possible.
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This site made me realize how persistant adserv technology has become. It is soooo easy for me to ignore the retirement planning ads and I fully understand why they are here. It shocked me to see that a certain website for online closet organizers had stalked me to this site. If you think the ads are bad, try cruising here without logging in! I suspect the true targets of these ads are the guests anyway since it is so easy to click on a cute picture link instead of reading a bunch of posts.
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