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<strong>Choosing an Advisor</strong>

Choosing an Advisor

You have a lot of options when choosing a financial advisor. Sometimes it can feel overwhelming to decide who to trust with your plan for the future. We selected great questions we have been asked by our current clients when they were searching for help. We hope this helps you! 

Are you a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERTM practitioner?

For most, this designation is a critical requirement. From CFP.net: CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certification is the standard of excellence in financial planning. CFP® professionals meet rigorous education, training and ethical standards, and are committed to serving their clients’ best interests today to prepare them for a more secure tomorrow. 

Additional Questions

How long have you been an advisor and what are your plans for the future? 

Tell me about your team, support, and succession plan. 

Will I always talk to you when I have questions / when we conduct financial planning and account reviews? 

Do you have any financial incentive to recommend investments from one company over another? 

What is the difference between tax advice and tax planning? How many years have you conducted comprehensive retirement income and tax planning services? 

Define diversification for me. If the market goes down 15% and my account(s) is down 5%, did you do a good job for me?