Do it Yourself or Financial Advisor? Capabilities, Fees, Conflicts of Interest


Course Code: BDIY Category: Tag:
Start Date: 04/13/2020, 1 meeting
Class Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: 226, Lexington High School
Instructor: Glenn Frank
Status: Running/Openings


Understand the industry Lexicon – ROBOs, brokers, IRAs, financial planners, money managers, wealth managers, family office, fee-only, fee-based… all in the context of successfully completing the 5 step investment process needed to accomplish your goals. Planning, emotions and taxes are integral to the process. How best to do this yourself or would one of these advisory models be worth paying for?
Understand that advisors must navigate numerous conflicts of interest from the subtle (deviating from the S&P 500) to the not so subtle (commissions). Best resources if on your own. If not, how to ensure the advisor is a “wise investment”!

Glenn Frank was the Founding Director of the Master of Personal Financial Planning program at Bentley University in 1996 where he taught investment courses until 2015. The MA Financial Planning Association awarded him “Planner of the Year” for 2019. Glenn is currently the Director of Education at fee-only Lexington Wealth Management. Over the years, Glenn has counseled numerous students and clients at various stages in their lives. Currently, his focus is community and advisor education, providing an insider’s view of the financial services industry, and integrating happiness into the financial planning process.


In accordance with the Lexington Public Schools, Lexington Community Education classes, events, and lessons will not take place from (at least) 3/13-5/4/20. Private music lessons and some group adult classes may be able to use online digital platforms in order to continue with lessons and learning when applicable and appropriate to the topic of study.