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Unfortunately for consumers, the financial advice profession is clear as mud. The large Wall Street firms aim to keep it this way with their deep pockets and lobbying efforts, because less transparency equates to greater profits.
Ultimately, consumers want advice but are often simply sold product. Watch the video below for a short and amusing analogy of the issue and to gain greater clarity.