Web-based financial planning offers consumers an
alternative to traditional financial counseling. Recent studies
find fault with the financial counseling people receive today.
More often than not, the advice most Americans get from their
broker is flawed or insufficient. The problem has inspired Net
providers to develop Web-based financial planning tools. McLean,
Va.-based netDecide Corp. has put together a Web-based tool
specifically for financial planners and banks to offer as
self-help tools on a branded Web site. This particular brand of
wealth management comes in three versions: AdvisorDecide is made
for financial planners to help individuals create financial plans
using real-time analysis; PlannerDecide is for the more advanced
financial planner with high net worth clients; and PersonalDecide
is a tool geared toward a bank's Web site.