Online, zero-fee brokerages have skyrocketed in popularity as traders have moved away from the traditional fee- and commission-based models of investing. Robinhood made headlines in the past few years, developing a reputation as the popular new trading app for Millennials. As Robinhood’s success grew, other financial services firms started offering more online, zero-fee brokerage services…

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Financial advisers make money two ways: Charging fees to offer their (supposedly) expert advice, and by earning commission on the financial products they sell. Financial advisers are required to act in their client’s best interest, but unfortunately, many financial advisers give self-serving advice, to the detriment of their client’s portfolio. Financial advisers usually charge one of…

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