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Legitimate Avenues for Recovering Investment Losses ©iStockphoto.com/Jodi Jacobson

Legitimate Avenues for Recovering Investment Losses

It can be difficult to recover assets lost to fraud or other scenarios in which an investor has experienced a problem with an investment. But there are legitimate ways to attempt recovery. In most cases, you can do so on your own—at little or no cost.

When a Brokerage Account Holder Dies—What Comes Next? ©iStockphoto.com/Jodi Jacobson

When a Brokerage Account Holder Dies—What Comes Next?

Many firms have trained staff and resources to help the living address brokerage account estate matters. While specific procedures vary, brokerage firms tend to follow a fairly similar process of transitioning accounts to heirs and beneficiaries when a brokerage account owner dies. Once a firm has been notified of the death of an account holder, which should be done in a timely manner, here are some things you can expect.

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