How to Choose a Financial Planner

How to Choose a Financial Planner

Are you confused by the many different types of people who call themselves financial planners or financial advisors? 

There are many differences in the various types of advisors, including differences in educational background requirements, on-going educational requirements, professional certifications, code of ethics, financial planning processes followed, types of services or products offered, and many more.

Please read "Financial Professionals," which is an article from the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, which will help explain the different type of financial professionals.

Which professional is right for you?

This answer is different for each person, and is based on your personal situation.  But everybody should choose a financial professional who is competent, trustworthy, and dependable.  

Please read this article from the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards on "How to Choose a Financial Planner."

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