Think your advisor has your best interest in mind? Brokerages, insurance companies, and banks are often looking out for themselves first and the client last. Here are 5 reasons to choose a fee-only advisor over the "other guys".
Financial advisors cost a lot of money. Learning to be your own advisor may save you time, money, and hassle. Those who spend more time thinking about saving money, investing well, and becoming financially independent are far more likely to actually do it than those who only think about these subjects twice a year.
My mantra with financial advice is "Good advice at a fair price." There are plenty of good financial advisors out there, but they're badly outnumbered, and by the time you know how to recognize one, you may know enough that you no longer need him. This post explains what the perfect advisor looks like, but you won't find him, probably because he doesn't exist. You may, however, find one that is good enough and offering his service at a fair price.
This is a guest post from Keith Beverly, MBA, CFA, CFP®, a financial advisor who runs a fee-only firm called New Paradigm Advisory Group in Durham, North Carolina. We have no financial relationship....