The pros and cons of hiring a financial advisor


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Whether it’s hiring a financial advisor or managing your own investments, you want to know what’s going on with your money.
I have spoken to many people over the years, but I have yet to find someone who has shown me a meaningful value proposition. However, should you decide that this may be the best option? There are a few pros and cons to consider.

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Advantage: time

Hiring an advisor can save you a considerable amount of time spent researching and studying different investment strategies. This is where you need to weigh the opportunity cost. Consider your bandwidth. Depending on the type of investment strategy you want to adopt, managing a portfolio regularly requires your attention, especially during tax season.

Advantages: strategy

An advisor may be better equipped to choose the most beneficial investment strategy for your long-term goals. This is important to consider for investors, over the age of 50, who are considering different accounts for retirement or tax purposes. When it comes to “wealth management”? It may be a good idea to seek advice for more complex investment scenarios.

Benefit: peace of mind

The most notable advantage: you transfer the responsibility to a source of trust and you move away from the daily pressure of big decisions. Emotional investing is a big challenge that many investors face early in their journey. By withdrawing, you suppress your feelings and limit the possibility of buying and selling in a hurry when the market fluctuates. If you choose to manage your own portfolio, it would be wise to focus on financial coaching instead.
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Disadvantage: peace of mind

This is a simultaneous advantage and disadvantage. When you transfer your resources to another party, you also lose the comfort of knowing why your money fluctuates. Even with a trusted advisor, there is no such thing as “100% guaranteed success” on the stock market. You are always the one who has to bear great losses. You Advisor ? Less then. You’ll want to know enough to monitor any financial advisor you work with. True peace of mind will only come with more education.

Disadvantage: conflict of interest

When shopping for an advisor? Ask tough questions. Know the respective candidate net value and personal financial balance sheet. Before you let someone manage your resources, it’s a good idea to understand how they manage theirs.

Disadvantages: costs and fees

If you only invest a minor amount, you may find that even a small financial advisor fee will absorb a higher percentage of your returns, as small accounts usually have higher fees. Advisor fees generally go down the more you invest. You may also find that many of them offer reasonable fees considering the increased competitiveness in this field, both online and offline. Ask yourself: Wmal I reach my goals sooner with or without an advisor once the fees have been paid?

When negotiating, encourage them to lower your fees as you increase your investments, or invite friends to work with them as well.

If you haven’t made a decision yet and want to connect with me directly, connect through my website through The Hustle Made Me Do It! or DM me on social media.
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