Learn the characteristics of a good financial advisor if you are a small time investor.
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Best Financial Advisors for Small Investors
If you encounter a financial advisor and his only concern is to make sales, you probably look for another one. Those types of advisors are “sales-oriented” but not clients centered agents. In my own opinion, the characteristics of a best financial advisors are as follows;
- Professional Investor – an advisor can’t give you a great financial advice if he himself didn’t invest nor manage his own finances. Remember, what I have mentioned in my previous post, if you want to get rich, do what other people rich, have a rich mentor not just a “talkative” advisor.
- Updated in Market Trends – a good financial advisor should be updated to any of the latest market trends so that he can teach you or help you to decide where to save and invest your money.
- Meet the Client Needs and Expectations – for me the best financial advisors are the one who meets the needs of their clients.
- Experienced – he should have lot of experience. Not just on investing but in other areas such as “insurance”, “real estate” or business. A good financial advisor should have an experience about caliming an insurance, paying taxes, and an experience on what to do if the market is down. Example, how can a financial advisor help you decide during stock market crash? He can only give you a sound financial advice if he had experienced the market crash before.