article: Can your Edward Jones Advisor really serve your best interests

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I was doing a little research this morning and found an excellent article on the about the Broker/Dealer model (e.g. Edward Jones), and the inherent conflict of interest associated with this model.  The article is from December from 2012 but still very relevant.  It is a bit longer then the standard online article but well worth the read, especially if you are considering working with a commission based advisor (broker/dealer).  

Phillip James is a Fee-Only Financial Planning company and a Fiduciary, which means we are never paid a commission or other fee that would create a conflict of interest. We act in the best interest of the client not what will give us the largest commission check.