Home » Finance

Can Talking To A Finance Professional Really Improve Your Finances?

Aug 17, 2007
In today's fast-moving world, credit facilities, credit ratings, and pressures of bank lending through credit cards, brings financial know-how very high up the agenda of importance for most people.

That is why financial advisors are very useful things to have, since not all of us are equipped to deal with matters concerning finances. The reality is that our finances have to be dealt with.

Mind you, sometimes a financial advisor will be of the 'old school', and if you are an entrepreneurial type, he or she will go up the wall if you put risky schemes to them.

I know, my old financial adviser once told me my acceptance of risk was so high I was half way up the Eiger!

Three life changing events drive the majority of people to seek professional financial advice, according to a study done by the Certified Financial Planner Board of standards -

Namely:

1) Handling an inheritance (72%);

2) Facing a complex investment product (61%); and

3) Making portfolio/401(k) investment choices (52%).

Amazingly many people do actually seek professional financial advice, as they have realized how much easier it becomes to handle financial issues.

Before seeking professional help, you should ask yourself how much money you have and how complex your financial situation is.

If you find that your financial situation isn't all that complex, you might want to reconsider talking to a professional financial advisor.

You wont get advice from a financial professional for free, so you should avoid consulting one unless necessary.

However, timely and correct advice even for a fee can be worth more than its weight in gold.

Remember though - Free advice is just that - Free.

In situations that only require you to do a little bit of research on your own, you are probably better off avoiding the financial professional.

You should instead determine what you need to know, research that topic, and then make an informed decision based on your work and your financial needs.

Alternatively, if you are in a serious financial quagmire, getting professional advice might be the best thing you can do to get back on track. You will find it a liberating experience to finally understand all this financial jargon. And it could then help you to better understand and handle your finances.

As Benjamin Franklin once put it: If a man empties his purse into his head, no one can take it from him. An investment in knowledge always pays the highest return.
About the Author
Geoff Morris has been
investigating the role of Financial Advisors on the web . Visit
Financial Assist
to see over
twenty different sources
Rating:
Please Rate:
(Average: Not rated)
Views: 254
Print Email Report Share
Article Categories
    • Artists
    • Gambling
    • Humanities
    • Humor
    • Movies
    • Music
    • Photography
    • Tattoos
    • Television
    • Classic Cars
    • Motorcycles
    • Recreational Vehicles
    • SUVs
    • Trucks
    • Vans
    • Branding
    • Business Opportunities
    • Careers and Jobs
    • Corporate
    • Customer Service
    • Direct Mail
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Ethics
    • Financing
    • Franchising
    • Home-Based Business
    • Human Resources
    • Import and Export
    • Leadership
    • Management
    • Market Research
    • Marketing and Advertising
    • Negotiation
    • Network Marketing
    • Networking
    • Organizational
    • Presentation
    • Project Management
    • Public Relations
    • Small Business
    • Strategic Planning
    • Team Building
    • Telemarketing
    • Training
    • Data Recovery
    • Databases
    • Games
    • Hardware
    • Networks
    • Operating Systems
    • Programming
    • Security
    • Software
    • Spyware and Viruses
    • Ask an Expert
    • College and University
    • Home Schooling
    • K-12
    • Languages
    • Online Education
    • Psychology
    • Coffee
    • Cooking
    • Gourmet
    • Recipes
    • Wine and Spirits
    • Acne
    • Aerobics
    • Alternative Medicine
    • Beauty
    • Cancer
    • Cosmetics
    • Depression
    • Diabetes
    • Diseases and Conditions
    • Fitness Equipment
    • Fitness
    • Hair Loss
    • Heart Disease
    • Medicine
    • Men's Health
    • Muscle Building
    • Nutrition
    • Skin Care
    • Supplements and Vitamins
    • Weight Loss
    • Women's Health
    • Yoga
    • Arts and Crafts
    • Babies
    • Collecting
    • Elderly Care
    • Genealogy
    • Hobbies
    • Parenting
    • Pets
    • Pregnancy
    • Woodworking
    • Feng Shui
    • Gardening
    • Home Appliances
    • Home Security
    • Interior Design
    • Landscaping
    • Affiliate Programs
    • Article Marketing
    • Auctions
    • Audio
    • Banner Advertising
    • Blogging
    • Broadband
    • Domain Names
    • E-Books
    • E-Commerce
    • Email Marketing
    • Ezines and Newsletters
    • Forums
    • Internet Marketing
    • Link Popularity
    • Pay-Per-Click
    • Podcasting
    • RSS
    • Search Engine Marketing
    • Search Engine Optimization
    • Security
    • Social Media
    • Spam
    • Video
    • Viral Marketing
    • Web Design
    • Web Development
    • Web Hosting
    • Copyright
    • Cyber Law
    • Intellectual Property
    • National, State, Local
    • Patents
    • Regulatory Compliance
    • Trademarks
    • Buying
    • Selling
    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Boating
    • Cycling
    • Extreme Sports
    • Fishing
    • Football
    • Golf
    • Hockey
    • Hunting
    • Martial Arts
    • Running
    • Scuba Diving
    • Soccer
    • Swimming
    • Tennis
    • Dating
    • Divorce
    • Marriage
    • Weddings
    • Astrology
    • Buddhism
    • Christianity
    • Faith
    • Hinduism
    • Islam
    • Judaism
    • Meditation
    • Metaphysical
    • New Age
    • Cable and Satellite TV
    • Cell Phones
    • Communication
    • Gadgets and Gizmos
    • GPS
    • Satellite Radio
    • Video Conferencing
    • VoIP
    • Addictions
    • Coaching
    • Goal Setting
    • Motivational
    • Stress Management
    • Time Management
    • Clothing
    • Electronics
    • Fashion
    • Gifts
    • Jewelry
    • Causes and Organizations
    • Environment
    • History
    • Holidays
    • Men's Issues
    • Nature
    • Philosophy
    • Politics
    • Women's Issues
    • World Affairs
    • Air Travel
    • Camping
    • Cruises
    • Destinations
    • Outdoors
    • Article Writing
    • Book Reviews
    • Copywriting
    • Fiction
    • Non-Fiction
    • Poetry
    • Quotes
    • Screenplay
    • Tools and Resources