Can Talking To A Finance Professional Really
Improve Your Finances?
Financial advisors are very useful things to have,
since not all of us are equipped to deal
with matters concerning finances. The reality is that our
finances have to be dealt with.
Three life changing events drive the majority of people
to seek professional financial advice, according to a study
done by the Certified Financial Planner Board of standards -
1) handling an inheritance (72%);
2) facing a complex investment product (61%); and
3) making portfolio/401(k) investment choices (52%).
Amazingly many people do actually seek professional
financial advice, as they have realised how much easier it
becomes to handle financial issues.
Before seeking professional help, you should
ask yourself how much money you have
and how complex your financial situation is.
If you find that your financial situation isn’t all that
complex, you might want to reconsider talking to
a professional financial advisor. You wont get
advice from a financial professional for free,
so you should avoid consulting one unless necessary.
In situations that only require you to do a little bit
of research on your own, you are probably better
off avoiding the financial professional. You should
instead determine what you need to know, research
that topic, and then make an informed decision
based on your work and your financial needs.
Alternatively, if you are in a serious financial
quagmire, getting professional advice might be
the best thing you can do to get back on track.
You will find it a liberating experience to finally
understand all this financial jargon. And it could then
help you to better understand and handle your finances.
As Benjamin Franklin once put it:
“If a man empties his purse into his head, no one can take
it from him. An investment in knowledge always pays the