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    Top 20 Ways to Lower Your E&O Risk in 2014

    By: Harry J. Lew, NEA Chief Content Officer on February 18th, 2014 • Comments: 0

    If you’re a financial advisor, you’ve no doubt read a compliance manual or three in your time. These documents are typically rule-driven, which means they can be long and dense to work with. The good news: You can also lower your errors-and-omissions insurance risk by adopting ethical values and business practices. This article (Part 1) provides 20 quick pointers for doing just that. Watch for Parts 2 and 3 in our E&O HQ in the coming weeks.

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    Protection & Prevention

    Partner with Care: Avoid Weak Links to Prevent Legal Problems

    By: Harry J. Lew, NEA Chief Content Officer on October 25th, 2013 • Comments: 0

    A business is only as strong as its weakest partner. If any one element is incompetent or unethical, the entire enterprise can topple, smashing everyone’s reputation and creating potential legal problems.

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    How to Right a Wrong

    By: National Ethics Association on March 30th, 2013 • Comments: 0

    Most companies want to make you happy so you’ll come back and recommend them to your friends. But when you find a company that’s not making the grade, how do you resolve the problem?

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    Buy Smart

    Be Careful When Buying Service Contracts and Extended Warranties

    By: National Ethics Association on March 22nd, 2013 • Comments: 0

    Service contracts or “extended warranties” can add hundreds to your purchase price and are rarely worth the cost. Some duplicate warranty coverage you get automatically from a manufacturer or dealer. Ask these questions before you agree to one of these contracts.

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    Free Housing Resources

    By: Harry J. Lew, NEA Chief Content Officer on March 20th, 2013 • Comments: 0

    Make the most of your housing investment. These resources will show you how.

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    Avoid Scams

    Beware Mortgage Assistance Relief Scams

    By: National Ethics Association on March 19th, 2013 • Comments: 0

    The possibility of losing your home to foreclosure can be terrifying. The reality that scam artists are preying on desperate homeowners is equally frightening. Many companies say they can get a change to your loan that will reduce your monthly mortgage payment or take other steps to save your home. Some claim that nearly all their customers get successful results and even offer a money-back guarantee. Others say they're affiliated with the government or your lender and still others promise the help of attorneys or real estate experts.

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    Free Money Management Resources

    By: National Ethics Association on March 7th, 2013 • Comments: 0

    Take control of your finances. These resources will show you how.

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    Buy Smart

    Tips for Protecting Yourself Before You Buy

    By: National Ethics Association on March 6th, 2013 • Comments: 0

    To avoid problems and make better decisions, use this checklist before you make a purchase.

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    Need a Lawyer? Judge for Yourself

    By: National Ethics Association on February 22nd, 2013 • Comments: 0

    Going through a divorce? Launching a business? Hurt in a car accident? Writing a will? Facing a lawsuit? In any of these situations, you may consider hiring a lawyer to advise you or represent your interests. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) offers the following advice to help you be smart when you choose — and use — legal representation.

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    Protection & Prevention

    Knock, Knock. Who's There? Want to Buy a Home Security System?

    By: National Ethics Association on February 20th, 2013 • Comments: 0

    Everyone wants to feel safe in their home, so when home security salespeople come knocking, their pitch can be convincing. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the nation's consumer protection agency, and your state Attorney General urge you to use caution when you consider what security system sales agents have to offer.

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