Chapter 21. Getting Help When You Need It

In This Chapter

  • Finding someone to help you with your investments

  • The right questions to ask before you hire a financial adviser

  • Knowing who to stay away from

  • Monitoring the actions of your financial adviser

Probably the worst thing someone who knows nothing about his personal finances can do is go out and hire a financial adviser, assuming she’ll take care of everything and he’ll never have to think about his finances again. On the surface, it sounds like it would be a good idea. The problem with hiring a financial adviser when you have no knowledge of your own finances is that you’re placing a lot of trust, and some of your most valuable assets, in the hands of a person you may know nothing about. We’ve all ...

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