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Annuity Commissions: A Really Bad Thing! Really?

Howard Hafetz

I recently read an article from an advisor referral website that claimed the only type of advisor one should use is a fee-based (or fee-only) financial advisor. Not only is that reasoning weak, but also very short-sided. Let’s examine. We live in a free-market capitalist economy. Someone creates a product or service to sell. The entrepreneur incurs expense to market the product or service. He or she also has potential other cost to incur before the product or service is sold, among those are, but...

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