Do You Need a Financial Planner?

When it comes to money, some of us would rather turn the decisions to someone else, like a family member or financial planner.

People discussing around computer

Your Budget is Tight

Financial planners may not make sense if you’re working with a limited budget. If this is your situation, you may look for a reputable financial planner willing to consult with you on a one-time basis for a small fee, just to help you sort through your priorities. But consider foregoing a commitment to anything more until you’re financially ready.

You’re Drowning in Debt

If paying off credit card debt or other consumer debt, you may consider a free option to help you tackle this. Consider contacting organizations like the National Foundation for Credit Counseling and Clearpoint, both of which are non-profit organizations focused on helping consumers deal with credit issues.

You Have a “Simple” Situation

Some financial advice is fairly straightforward. Pay off debt. Build an emergency fund.

If your situation is fairly simple, you can become more active in planning your own financial future.