Episode 041: James Watkins, lll, JD, host Rick Ferri


James (Jim) Watkins, III, J.D., CFP, is an attorney and adviser specializing in fiduciary best practices. He has extensive experience in the areas of securities law, trust law, forensic investment analysis, financial planning, asset protection, wealth management, estate planning, and pension design.


He is the author of The 401(k)/403(b) Investment Manual and publishes two blogs. “CommonSense InvestSense” (investsense.com) for individual investors and fiduciaries, and “The Prudent Investment Fiduciary Rules” (iainsight.wordpress.com) for investment advisors and other professional investment fiduciaries.


Jim has been an attorney since 1981 and is the owner of The Watkins Law Firm. His career also includes serving as a compliance officer with several national brokerage firms and as the director of financial planning quality assurance for the advisory division of an international insurance corporation. He is a 1977 honors graduate of Georgia State University and a 1981 graduate of the University of Notre Dame Law School.


This podcast is hosted by Rick Ferri, CFA, a long-time Boglehead and investment adviser. The Bogleheads are a group of like-minded individual investors who follow the general investment and business beliefs of John C. Bogle, founder and former CEO of the Vanguard Group. It is a conflict-free community where individual investors reach out and provide education, assistance, and relevant information to other investors of all experience levels at no cost. The organization supports a free website at Bogleheads.org, and the wiki site is Bogleheads® wiki


Since 2000, the Bogleheads' have held national conferences in major cities around the country. There are also many Local Chapters in the US and even a few Foreign Chapters that meet regularly. New Chapters are being added on a regular basis. All Bogleheads activities are coordinated by volunteers who contribute their time and talent.  


This podcast is supported by the John C. Bogle Center for Financial Literacy, a non-profit organization approved by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) public charity on February 6, 2012. Your tax-deductible donation to the Bogle Center is appreciated.

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