June Cleaver (Barbara Billingsley in “Leave it to Beaver”),Harriet Nelson (herself in “The Ozzie and Harriet Show”) andMaureen Robinson (June Lockhart in “Lost in Space”) each representsthe iconic mother—and the perfect fiduciary.

In this month of May, when we've traditionally celebrated themoms in our lives, we often reflect on all those dark days ofyouth—when we were sick in bed for a week, when we had a tough dayat school or when our peers decided to call us names—when momshowed the kind of loyalty we can only hope for. Moms constantlydisplay a tender touch of care in a way, no matter how hard theytry, dads could never do. (Don't worry dads, we'll explore thefiduciary good in you next month.)

When Ward had it up to here with the Beav's antics, June wouldreliably step in and calm the patriarch down. When Ricky wanted tosing, Harriet encouraged him. When that bratty little kid from“Lost in Space” would do his bratty little stuff and Dr. Smithwould be on the verge of using him as bait to trap a ferociousalien monster, Maureen would come in to save the day. (OK, therobot did it just as often if not more, but that's just anotherexample of the fiduciary duty of loyalty.)

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Christopher Carosa

Chris Carosa has been writing a weekly article and monthly column for BenefitsPRO online and BenefitsPRO Magazine since 2011 and is a nationally recognized award-winning writer, researcher and speaker. He’s written seven books, including From Cradle to Retire: The Child IRA; Hey! What’s My Number? – How to Increase the Odds You Will Retire in Comfort; A Pizza The Action: Everything I Ever Learned About Business I Learned By Working in a Pizza Stand at the Erie County Fair; and the widely acclaimed 401(k) Fiduciary Solutions. Carosa is also Chief Contributing Editor of the authoritative trade journal FiduciaryNews.com and publisher of the Mendon-Honeoye Falls-Lima Sentinel, a weekly community newspaper he founded in 1989. Currently serving as President of the National Society of Newspaper Columnists and with more than 1,000 articles published in various publications, he appears regularly in the national media. A “parallel” entrepreneur, he actively runs a handful of businesses, including a small boutique investment adviser, providing hands-on experience for his writing. A trained astrophysicist, he also holds an MBA and has been designated a Certified Trust and Financial Advisor. Share your thoughts and story ideas with him through Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/christophercarosa/)and Twitter (https://twitter.com/ChrisCarosa).