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Benefits of Hiring a Financial Planner

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When to seek help and what a certified financial planner can do for you

Taking control of your finances and setting the goal to become more financially stable is an honorable endeavor that can have a significant impact on your quality of life.

According to a study by the American Psychological Association, Americans admitted that 75 percent of their stress was caused by money, so if you’re concerned about your finances, you’re certainly not the only one. Hiring a certified financial planner can be an important step to becoming financially stress-free. Here are some of the benefits that hiring a financial planner can have for you.

Financial Planning

Adriene Hill of Marketplace.com provides some insightful information that answers many of the questions behind hiring a financial planner. Whether you feel that you can manage your finances independently or you’re already desperately looking for help, Hill’s information could be extremely beneficial to your financial journey.

Much like other problems in life, seeking professional help for your financial worries could be the easiest solution. If you have a cavity, you know to go to the dentist; if you are experiencing pain, you know to call your doctor.

"Many people don't realize that hiring a financial planner can be a good investment," states Gerri Detweiler, author of Slash Your Debt. "If you find yourself letting important financial decisions go because you just don't seem to get around to them, you might want to talk to a financial planner to get those jobs done."

While there are no guarantees that a certified financial planner can double your money or make your debt disappear, they do have the ability to do the following:

Proper education and sound advice are two factors that make the right financial advisor worth your investment. Other financial professionals such as your personal banker and your accountant may not have the necessary training and tools required to offer the kind of financial planning assistance that you need.

Be sure to do adequate research into any certified financial professional you're considering hiring; look at their education and history and also seek out reviews from others that have utilized their advice to ensure that you will receive the guidance you're looking for.

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