The modern financial advisor gets a bad rap these days. It’s probably partly due to the repercussions of the financial crisis of a few years ago but in general anyway, it seems every client has an unfortunate story in which someone managed to steal their money in front of them in broad daylight.
The media hasn’t helped much either helping to perpetuate and promote bizarre and irregular bad news that sticks in the mind of clients everywhere. Although it’s understandable the level of cynicism out there given past bad advice, debit card fees and bailouts, the average honest finance advisor working hard for their client’s money wish it wasn’t so. There are a few things ideally they wished clients were aware of before they even in the front door and before they start working with you:
Every advisor is different
Different financial advisors specialize in different areas, like doctors also, so don’t go to any advisor for an issue without finding out what their expertise is in first. Some financial advisors are good at planning client’s retirement plans, while some others are more suitable for your investments for ensuring your portfolio gets maximum gains. For any retirement plans you’re advised to seek the counsel of a finance planner while to position your business for tax gains you seek a tax attorney instead.
We charge you differently for different reasons
Some financial advisors are paid a standard flat fee for working with you, while others who may be investing your money can negotiate to be also paid a yearly percentage of your assets. Commission based pay is another popular way for advisers recommending finance products to you. Each payment model may be different from the next but the point is that each model can determine the adviser’s motivation for …