Since the financial world out there today is highly complex, it is difficult to make smart monetary choices to plan and protect your financial future, hence it is one reason why investor literacy is low in Canada. Therefore, I would like to ask you, when does it come to the point where you decide that you are in need of a financial planner to provide you with advice about your finances? Well, here are the top three reasons you may decide to see a qualified financial planner (a.k.a. financial advisor).
1. You do not feel ready to create a financial plan on your own.
Financial planners have a broad set of skills that allow them to make a financial plan that is customized and right for you. Overall, they will help you put your finances in order.
2. Your life has changed (ex. new job) and you do not know if or what changes you should make to your financial plan.
Financial planners are trained to help you adjust as your life changes by knowing what questions to ask.
3. You need advice so that you can understand and choose investments that are going to help you achieve your financial goals.
Financial planners will help you develop an investment strategy that will fit your goals and your comfort level.
If any of these three questions relate to you we advise you to seek financial help, but be cautious! Check a financial planner’s background to ensure that they are actually qualified professionals.