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. Retirement Savings

    Should You Let Your 401(k) Be Managed by Vanguard?

    Find out if Vanguard's reputation and track record as a 401(k) plan provider is as stellar as its reputation and track record ...
  2. FA Relevant

    Target-Date Funds Vs. Risk-Based Funds

    Learn the difference between target-date and risk-based funds to determine which would be most appropriate for your retirement ...
  3. People

    John Rogers' Story: Net Worth, Education & Quotes

    Here's how one of the most successful investment managers, John Rogers, founder of Ariel Investments, has achieved star status ...
  4. 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.
  5. Career / Compensation

    Top 10 Highest-Paying Retail Jobs

    Find out where to find the top 10 highest-paying retail jobs in the country, and what the top retailers are paying their ...
  6. Mutual Funds

    5 U.S. Small-Cap Value Index Funds

    Find out which U.S. index funds do the best at investing in small-cap value stocks for higher potential returns at the lowest ...
  7. Robo-Advisor

    Vanguard Personal Advisor Services: A Quick Review

    Vanguard emphasizes an advisory relationship, it uses technology to do most of the legwork in constructing and managing the ...
  8. FA Relevant

    VWINX: Overview of Vanguard Wellesley Income Fund

    The venerable Vanguard Wellesley Income Fund has long appealed to conservative, income-seeking investors with its balanced ...
  9. Budgeting & Savings

    Harry's Review: Is It Worth It?

    Find out if Harry's, the fast-growing, online purveyor of low-cost razor blades and shaving kits, is worth all of the hype ...
  10. FA Relevant

    T. Rowe Price Funds for Diversified Income Seekers

    Find out which T. Rowe Price mutual funds to use to create a diversified income portfolio for current income, income growth ...
  11. Credit, Loans & Mortgages

    5 Tips to Lower Your Sallie Mae Payments

    Learn how to work with the Sallie Mae Corporation to lower the monthly payments on your private student loan.
  12. Retirement Living

    2 of the Best Retirement Calculators

    Find out about two of the best online retirement calculators for determining how much you need to save to provide sustainable ...
  13. Real Estate

    The Basics of Reinvesting REIT Dividends

    Learn the essentials of dividend reinvestment in real estate investment trusts and how a dividend reinvestment plan can magnify ...
  14. FA Relevant

    4 Top U.S. Equity Index Mutual Funds

    These four funds are among the best U.S. equities index mutual funds for core holdings in your investment portfolio.
  15. FA Profession

    The Step by Step Portfolio Planning Process

    Portfolio planning has never been more important or more daunting for investors. Find out the steps involved in the portfolio ...
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