When it comes to personal financial advice it depends entirely why you need an advisor as to the kind of advisor suitable for the job. First you need to decide what your financial goal is whether it is classed as a long term project or if it is only a short term financial plan. Some examples of what situation you may be in and what term it would be classed as are;
Retirement – This would be classed as a long term goal as the amount of money you would be planning on saving would be a substantial amount. There tend to be advisors that specialise in such areas so be sure the advisor you are considering has adequate knowledge of that area before employing them. They will most likely have plenty of knowledge on the tax laws as there are certain ways they can help you save a large amount of money.
General investments – All financial advisors should have knowledge on how the general investments work and which would be best for the kind of financial goals you have. This kind of advice could be either long term or short term depending on what you would like the end result to be.
alt="Different advisors will more than likely specialise in a certain area such as retirement or estate planning. One of the most common uses for a personal financial advisor is to carry out an estate plan as it helps people plan what would happen if they die or what decisions should be made and by who if you are unable to do so your self for example if you were in a comma or badly disabled. Estate planning includes;
- Making decisions on such matters as who your house will go to, who will get your savings if you have any, who life insurance policies will be paid out to upon your death and also if you own a business you would be able to state who would take over your position.
- Firstly you would need to think about all the property you have that is of value that means everything from properties to collectables and pieces of art. Once you are sure of everything of substantial value you own you can then start to delegate it between your relatives and friends.
- The advisor can help you with these choices especially if you have businesses you will be leaving behind as you would need to consider who would be able to handle the running of a company the size you own. Or alternatively if you have no one you feel would be able to take on the responsibility you could arrange for your company to be sold and the money can go to your choice of beneficiary.
With your choice of personal advisor you want to make sure you choose the right person so there fore make sure if you are requiring their services to aid you with an estate plan or retirement they specialise in that area. You can find out more about different advisors and their services either online or even through friends, business partners or through your accountant.