How to Start

Whether you're a do-it-yourselfer, or plan on letting the financial advisor take the reins, you'll get the professional support you need to make informed financial decisions without the time commitment often associated with creating and managing a portfolio. Feel confident knowing every independent RIA participating in AdvisorDirect has met our eligibility requirements and has gained valuable experience working in financial services. RIAs are compensated on a fee basis for investment advisory services.*

To plan your financial future with AdvisorDirect, simply follow the steps below:

Register with AdvisorDirect

Once you've decided AdvisorDirect is right for you, simply register online, visit a nearby branch, or call us at 800-522-5944 to set up your free, no-obligation consultation. After your registration is processed, your dedicated TD Ameritrade Investment Consultant will help identify a Registered Investment Advisor (RIA) near you and arrange a face-to-face meeting.

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Meet for your no-obligation consultation

Our free consultations are designed to let you get to know your RIA firsthand, become comfortable with their approach**, and discuss your financial goals. Whether your goals are very specific or more general, the RIA will begin to discuss possible options based on your unique needs and comfort level.

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Determine your support level

After you've found the right RIA, they'll work with you to create a management approach for your portfolio. This will include determining which strategies best match your goals, how involved you'll be in the decision-making process, and other aspects related to your approach.

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Maintain your relationship

After determining your approach and level of involvement, your RIA will work with you to implement your strategy – providing professional support along the way – to help you make informed financial decisions without the substantial time commitment that usually comes with creating and managing a portfolio.

Get started by opening your account, visiting a branch, or calling AdvisorDirect at 800-522-5944.

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*Under no circumstances should participation by a certain RIA in AdvisorDirect be considered an endorsement or recommendation by TD Ameritrade for that particular RIA.
**Minimum asset level required. There is no charge or obligation for the initial consultation with the RIA. Once you select a RIA, you will pay advisory fees and standard brokerage fees. Brokerage transactions executed through TD Ameritrade are subject to standard transaction charges. You should review an RIA's Form ADV, other applicable advisor disclosure document(s) and the AdvisorDirect Disclosure and Acknowledgement Document prior to engaging an RIA. The Form ADV contains important disclosure information relative to an RIA's services and fees. RIAs charge an ongoing investment advisory fee for their services. RIAs will pay TD Ameritrade fees for their participation in the AdvisorDirect program. Those fees will usually constitute a percentage of the advisory fees you will pay your RIA. For additional details about the fees paid to TD Ameritrade and other conflicts of interest, please review the AdvisorDirect Disclosure and Acknowledgement Document and ask your RIA about its specific arrangement with TD Ameritrade. You are solely responsible for evaluating any advisor that you are considering.
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