It is not an easy task to hire someone to work for you especially when it comes to money matters and financial securities. It is very essential for you to always be alert and cautious with whom you work with and put your belief and trust. You must be sure that the people you are hiring are trustworthy and want to do a high quality and responsible job while always giving u preferences and putting your best interests above everything else.
Steve Pybrum, one of the founders and supporting partners of Pybrum and Company, has helped various clients as well as individual investors and other financial firms, by creating financial strategies and plans to fit their financial drives and goals. According to him, to find an efficient advisor one needs to:-
- Prepare yourself!
Write down your needs, objectives and goals and also the reasons for seeking an expert Financial Advisor rather than waiting for him to ask you. Also, keep in mind all the questions that you need to ask your financial advisor.
- The right knowledge of identifying a financial advisor.
A financial advisor is the one whose intention is to lay out a full proof plan that can potentially help you accomplish the goals you have discussed with him. He should also have the efficiency to utilize any insurance or investment plans that is appropriate for you and your goals, and not what they are supposed to “sell” to you or what you are forced to “buy”.
- Know your budget and fee structure.
Financial advisors are generally compensated with commissions or fees. Some financial advisors receive a commission on a daily basis based on what he buys or sells for you, getting paid regardless of their work. This can turn out to be quite expensive if your advisor is not completely putting his efforts with your best interest at heart, but rather trying to generate income for their firms. Other financial advisors receive an annual fee based on how much money you give them to handle. This is typically more user-friendly friendly.
- Learn to be independent and do not seek other people’s advices always.
It is always nice to hear that your financial advisor has treated your loved ones in a responsible and professional manner, but do not use this as your only decision making way. Everyone has a different personality and different financial situation as well as different working procedures so an advisor who excels with your friends or parents, may not work equally well with you. Hence, ask your friend or family member questions about the advisor and whether he is fit to carry out your works.
- Decide on your risk tolerance and investment plans.
Before conducting a meeting with a potential Financial Planner, discuss and determine how you and your family feel about investing and whether you are comfortable with major changes or you prefer minimal fluctuations.
Steve Pybrum believed that in order to have your dreams transferred into goals and actions, it takes some time but once it is completed, you need to have a set of definite plans and policies for your financial growth. And the chance of receiving the result is higher.