Tips For Hiring A Financial Advisor
Many investors have found they do not have the patience, understanding or self-discipline to manage their own investments. Fortunately, there are websites that will assist in finding a financial advisor for you:
1) The official Certified Financial Planner [CFP] website provides a way to search and find a knowledgable CFP in your area.
2) Many believe that a fee-only financial advisor more closely aligns your goals to the professional who is providing the advice. To find a fee-only advisor in your area go to The National Association of Personal Financial Advisors or the Garrett Planning Network.
3) Begin reading Seeking Alpha regularly -- you may find that some of the professional portfolio managers who contribute to our site impress you with their insights and share your investment philosophy, and you'd like to approach them directly to learn more about their services. Go for it.
But remember, managing your own portfolio doesn't have to be overwhelming -- check out our free Radical Guide to Investing to see how.