In the 70s, in my “home ‘ec” class we learned rudimentary cooking skills and how to thread a sewing machine. In other words, lots of “home”, not much “‘ec”. It’s no wonder that so many of us have little-or-no financial literacy.

When it comes to getting financial advice, it’s hard to understand the differences between the various professionals willing to offer it to us. For example, what’s the difference between a “financial planner” and a “financial advisor”?


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