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Question of the week: How is my adviser paid?

If you have an adviser you’re paying him or her in some way for the services they provide to you. You may not personally hand them cash or see the money come out of your account, but it’s happening nonetheless. Since that’s the case, how does your adviser get paid? There are a number of different ways and you really should know which method so that you understand how much you are paying for your investments.

Advisers are typically paid in at least one of the following ways…