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Financial Advisor and Co-Founder,
Hanson McClain Advisors
Scott Hanson, CFP, is a financial advisor and co-founder of Hanson McClain Advisors, a financial planning and investment advisory firm with over 4,000 clients nationwide. Hanson co-hosts one of the longest running financial radio programs in America, which can be heard at www.MoneyMatters.com. The author of three books, his most recent, Personal Decision Points: Seven Steps to Your Ideal Retirement Transition is available at www.amazon.com.
Don’t get me wrong: The fiduciary standard is laudable, but the Department of Labor’s rule is flawed. We can do better.
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