How to Spot (and Squash) Nasty Fees That Hide in Your Investments

Your annual investment statement might look hot this year, but it’s probably missing one very important figure: the fees you paid.

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It’s a new year, and now is the time to compile and look at all your year-end investment statements. You’re likely pretty happy to see some double-digit gains thanks to the stock market (especially tech stocks) hitting record highs. The statements that come from your self-directed brokerage company or your 401(k) plan tell a story of how much money you’ve made (or lost) in your stock, bond and mutual fund investments last year.

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Pam Krueger
Founder, Wealthramp

With more than 25 years in investor advocacy, Pam Krueger is the founder and CEO of Wealthramp, an SEC-registered adviser matching platform that connects consumers with rigorously vetted and qualified fee-only financial advisers. She is also the creator and co-host of the award-winning MoneyTrack investor-education TV series, seen nationally on PBS, and Friends Talk Money podcast.