So You Need a Financial Planner

They cost moneyand you should be wary of conflicts of interestbut professional advice can go a long way in securing your future

After years of just scraping by, you finally have some cash to invest. You certainly have plenty of choices. A few hours online will net thousands of stock tips, fund pitches, get-rich-quick schemes, investing gimmicks, and philosophies. Offline, everyone has their own advice, including friends and family who'd love some seed money for their (probably bad) business ideas.

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