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Darla Mercado

Reporter: Insurance / Retirement Products

Darla Mercado

Darla Mercado writes about retirement issues and products, including taxes, annuities and 401(k) plans. She welcomes feedback and tips from readers on interesting topics. Outside of the newsroom, Darla spends her time inline skating, biking, running and swimming.

Recent Articles

Taxes can be 'lots of fun' for young adviser Treavor Dodsworth

Mar 29, 2015

About eight months into his tenure at NorthWest Financial Services Inc., adviser's been putting his tax know-how to work

Amanda Moore is getting life back after finishing CFP exam

Mar 29, 2015

Nine months after the start of her financial advisory journey, the moment of truth arrived last Saturday when she sat for the CFP exam

Finding his planning niche

Mar 29, 2015

Spring is looking busy for Sam Honey as he prepares for the certified financial planner exam and the arrival of his second child

Will the LearnVest-Northwestern Mutual deal lead to a culture clash?

Mar 27, 2015

Deal bodes well for fin tech firms, robos, but it's uncertain whether the financial planning service can keep its indie culture

Employer objections stand in way of 401(k) plan success

Mar 27, 2015

Advisers can adopt strategies to counteract arguments against trying to maximize contributions

Ameriprise to pay $27.5 million settlement in 401(k) fiduciary breach suit

Mar 26, 2015

Firm denies allegations made by its own retirement plan participants

Northwestern Mutual purchases LearnVest

Mar 25, 2015

The web-based advice platform will still maintain its own brand identity and its business relationships

Rising rates no cause for alarm: Nuveen's Bob Doll

Mar 24, 2015

Fidelity's te Wildt says Fed will hike slowly, warns advisers on unconstrained bond funds

New areas for 401(k) lawsuits emerge

Mar 23, 2015

A new array of developing legal risks awaits unwary retirement plans and their advisers

401(k) bond funds get a makeover

Mar 22, 2015

The once sleepy side of the retirement plan fund menu now features a variety of choices

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