Now that you have gathered the names of advisors to consider, what’s next? You might want to narrow down the list to one that is manageable for the interview process. Keep in mind that each interview is likely to take 30 minutes or more plus travel time. You don’t want to wear yourself out before the financial planning process has begun, so see if you can whittle your candidate list down to three names.
You can start by checking out the individuals and/or their organizations via FINRA or the SEC:
Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA)(800) 289-9999www.finra.org
Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)(800) SEC-0330www.sec.gov
Internet searches can also be useful in learning about potential ...