Knock, Knock…Home Solicitation Laws

Author: Connie E. McCarthy, J.D. – Law Clerk at the Coleman Law Firm   Are you tired of the pesky salespeople knocking on your door at home? It is a salesperson’s job to try to sell you their product. Do not feel obligated to make a purchase, even if the salesperson is very persuasive with […]

How Do I Protect Myself From Wrong-Doing By A Financial Advisor?

Attorney Jeffrey P. Coleman discusses checking out the background of your financial advisor in order to protect your investments. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-bYf81hRh-UVideo Transcript: First thing you want to do to protect yourself from wrongdoing by a financial advisor is to check out their background. There are online activities such as the Broker Check offered by FINRA or […]

What Do Diversification And Asset Allocation Mean?

Attorney Jeffrey P. Coleman discusses diversification and asset allocation. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TPJzqNrH0bEVideo Transcript: Diversification and asset allocation are two of the most important parts to a successful investment portfolio. Diversification means having your assets involved in a number of different industries. People, for instance, who had a lot of investments in the financial services industry really were […]

What If My Financial Advisor Does Not Tell Me The Whole Story?

Attorney Jeffrey P. Coleman disccusses how important it is to fully understand your investments. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9em2702r1iw Video Transcript:  This can be a real problem for you and your family, if a financial advisor doesn’t properly tell you all the risks associated with an investment. You could be led into a real problem that could result in […]

My Investments Were Not Right For Me. What Should I Be Looking For?

Attorney Jeffrey P. Coleman answers a common question about what investments a person should consider. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QIEEh5jgzWoVideo Transcript: You know investment choices have to be made based upon suitability. That means that the investments that are recommended to you have to meet your requirements, your investment objectives, your risk tolerances. One size does not fit all. […]

ARE YOU A VICTIM OF SECURITIES FRAUD?

It is our experience that the majority of the victims of securities fraud simply do not take action for a number of reasons.  Such inaction is often the result of uncertainty as to what constitutes securities fraud or uncertainty as to what things brokers can, cannot, or are required to do.  Additionally, we find that […]