You're working, and you've got a family that depends on you - both now and down the road. Where do you invest your money? Do you borrow against the equity in your house? Through a preferred provider relationship with USAA, The American Legion can provide expert financial advice to just about any question.
We’re not sure that making more money than your 401(k) and making mortgage payments with that money were complimentary goals. That aside, have you lodged a written complaint with your former financial advisor’s firm? Since you are questioning the suitability of the investment she selected, that might be a reasonable first option. You could skip the first step or if you don’t like their response, your next move could be to submit a complaint with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. In either case, there’s no reason to wait. You should get the ball rolling.