Ever wonder how a financial planner is different from a stockbroker? Stockbrokers are also seen as market mavens who trade stocks. Planners aren't accountants, either (although some accountants do work as financial planners) — they aren't called upon just to lower your tax bill and they aren't insurance agents who try to sell you complicated life insurance. They're not around only to urge you to buy specific mutual funds either. A financial planner should be familiar with a variety of techniques and tools, including trusts, if they are right for you.
The Top Financial Planning Mistakes
Do you live paycheck to paycheck? An unforeseen problem can become a disaster if you're not prepared. The cumulative result of overspending can put you in a precarious position. If an economic recession were to hit, it would leave you with very few options.
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