When to use a Financial Advisor

Financial advice

Deciding when to use a financial advisor can be difficult for some people. The problem is that when it comes time to work with these individuals, most people don’t always know when it is most appropriate to take advantage of the professional knowledge of these individuals.

For example, when you have a child going through college, you will need financial advice. It will be important not only to determine how you will be able to help your child with their finances, but to also give them some of the essentials when it comes to living on a budget.

As you consider when to use a financial advisor, you will also need to look at your job. During the course of your career, you will need to consider things like the taxes that need to be pulled out and what benefits will be essential to focus on. With this, you will also need to focus on your retirement and having everything in place for it.

Other times you will likely need a financial advisor include:

  • Getting married
  • Having a child
  • Getting divorced
  • Starting your first job
  • Selling or buying a home
  • Estate planning
  • Starting or closing down a business
  • Dealing with a death in the family.

Something to keep in mind is that as your family grows in size, the efforts you were making to save for your children’s future will also need to be reevaluated. While saving $20 a month for the life of your child might have worked for one child, it won’t give the rest of your children the financial security they need.

What you will find is that there is quite a bit a financial advisor can do. A good way to look at this is anytime there is something that impacts your finances, you should consult with this professional. You are going to find that by doing so, you can make the right decisions and prepare yourself financially for the future.

About the Author

Johan Potgieter Independent Financial Advisor / Onafhanklike Finansiële Adviseur B.Sc Agric, MDP (UFS), M.Sc Agric (Stellenbosch) Ultrafin Finansiële Oplossings (Edms) Bpk / Financial Solutions (Pty) Ltd FSP 35757 Cell: 079 306 7203 | Fax: 086 545 6715 | Tel: (051) 436-5031/34 | Skype: johan.potgieter1512

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