fiduciary / financial advice / financial adviser

Hundreds of financial professionals pose a risk to their clients!

“A proposed rule from the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority that would impose restrictions on firms employing high-risk registered representatives and financial advisers may apply to 61 financial-services companies, said FINRA CEO Robert Cook. John Salerno, who manages the high-risk representative program, said hundreds of individuals have been identified as presenting risk to clients.
ALWAYS ask a financial salesperson/adviser if they are a fiduciary… which means they must put the client’s interests first. 
Check related blog posts on fiduciaries. The Obama administration proposed regulations requiring financial salespersons and advisors who deal with retirement accounts to be fiduciaries but the trump administration shot down that consumer protection. 

Check the background of investment professionals at https://www.finra.org/ using Broker Check.
Source: Financial Planning for Women