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Investors Still Struggle to Understand Disclosure Forms, AARP Finds

Consumers are confused about the differences between advisers and brokers

Americans lose billions a year due to bad retirement advice.

Tell the SEC to Crack Down on Bad Advice

In Your Best Interest

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SEC’s Proposed Investor Protection Rule Falls Short

AARP says consumers would still be vulnerable to hidden fees and other bad advice

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Questions to Ask a Financial Advisor Up Front

AARP’s free, interactive tool provides tips for evaluating advisor candidates

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Speak Up for Investor Protection

AARP web page encourages comment to the SEC about protecting retirement investments

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SEC Urged to Adopt Advisor Standards

AARP says uniform policy would ensure a level and transparent market

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SEC Publishes Investor Protection Rule

As public comment period begins, consumer advocates say regulation would be too weak

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Your Financial Professional Checklist

A step-by-step roadmap for choosing a consultant with the best credentials and track record