Are Financial Advisors Worth the Money?

The importance of having a financial advisor to manage your funds

Filip Dimkovski
By Filip Dimkovski
Edited by Lorinda Browne

Published May 10, 2021.

Having a financial advisor may require you to spend some money. But if you’ve got the right person on your team, it can definitely be a worthwhile investment. So many of us feel lost in our finances, that getting a second opinion from a financial advisor can be reassuring.

If you think you can go on your own, you should know that properly managing your investments and making the right financial decisions takes time, skill, and effort. It's not a one-time thing, either. Finding time to research financial questions, evaluate your options, and execute a decision takes time. Also, financial planning may not be fun for a lot of people. All these things can be fixed with a good financial advisor.

The advisor will firstly help with planning your financial future. How much should you save, invest, where to invest and many more similar financial decisions. The next big help can be minimizing your taxes. Many advisors offer different tax tactics that will be of your help both now and in the long run.

For me, having a financial advisor IS worth both the money and the time. But if you think you could do it on your own, as I am doing now, you are good to go as long as you are not hurting your budget.