Richard Best

With more than 30 years in the financial services industry, as an advisor, a managing director, directors of training and marketing, and currently as a consultant to the industry, Richard has written extensively on a broad range of financial topics. He is a featured personal finance columnist on the websites of more than 50 regional banks, and is the exclusive content provider for a leading developer of financial advisor websites. Connect with him on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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  1. Stocks

    Lockheed Martin's Top Competitors (LMT)

    Find out which companies are considered defense giant Lockheed Martin Corporation's biggest competitors and how their stock ...
  2. Managing Wealth

    3 Reasons To Not Sell After a Market Downturn

    Find out the reasons that it is not a good idea to sell after a market downturn. There are lessons to be learned from the ...
  3. Managing Wealth

    I Make $50K a Year: How Much Should I Invest?

    Find out how much to invest each year if your annual income is $50,000. The key is knowing the final benchmark for your retirement ...
  4. High Net Worth Strategy

    Where Does John C. Bogle Keep His Money?

    Find out how Vanguard founder Jack Bogle follows his own investment advice in allocating and managing his personal and retirement ...
  5. Banking

    Why Fintech Will Drive Business Models of the Future

    The fintech revolution will be the key driver of new business models throughout the financial services industry.
  6. Budgeting & Savings

    Is Amazon Prime's $99 Annual Fee Worth it? It Depends (AMZN)

    More than 60 million people think Amazon Prime is a good deal. Here is how to determine if Prime membership may be worth ...
  7. ETFs

    The 10 Cheapest Vanguard ETFs (VOO, VTI)

    Learn about the 10 cheapest Vanguard exchange-traded funds ETFs.
  8. Stocks

    Most Important Mergers and Acquisitions of 2016

    While 2016 did not see a $100 billion deal, there were plenty of important multibillion-dollar deals.
  9. Retirement Living

    7 Ways to Use a Strong Credit Score During Retirement

    Find out why it is important to maintain a good credit in retirement. Learn seven reasons not to leave your credit score ...
  10. FA Profession

    Why Do Businesses Benefit From Life Insurance on Employees?

    Companies can buy life insurance on their employees and collect the benefit proceeds. Find out why companies want to benefit ...
  11. FA Profession

    How Financial Advisors Can Meet Clients' Private Banking Needs (UBS, HSBC)

    Wealthy individuals need both wealth management and private banking services. Here's how financial advisors can meet their ...
  12. FA Profession

    An Example of an Advisor's Successful Marketing Plan

    With more investors using social media, financial advisors are moving their marketing online. Here is an example of a digital ...
  13. Forex & Currencies

    How the U.S. Dollar Became the World's Reserve Currency

    The U.S. dollar was first minted in 1914. Find out what occurred during the last century to make the U.S. dollar the world's ...
  14. Company Insights

    Top 5 Companies Owned by AIG

    AIG is one of the largest insurance companies in the world, with dozens of companies under its umbrella. Find out about the ...
  15. Markets & Economy

    How the Eurozone's Fight Against Deflation Is Hurting Savers

    The European Central Bank is fighting a desperate battle against deflation. Find out what it is doing and how it is going ...
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