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FINANCIAL CONSULTANT INTERVIEW CHECKLIST

"Choosing a financial planner is the most important investment decision you'll ever make.”

These questions are designed to help you be confident you’ve made a wise decision.

Any professional consultant should welcome the opportunity to give you the information you need.
  1. Are you a full time financial planner?
  2. Have you had professional education beyond the minimum legal requirements?
  3. How do you stay up to date in your field?
  4. Do you have an articulated investing philosophy?
  5. Do you have a personal financial planning process?
  6. Do you present a full range of choices beyond a specific product line?
  7. Can you provide access to a personal network of professionals we can use?
  8. Do you have written relationship standards to which I can hold you accountable?
  9. What role do referrals play in your business, and will you ask us for names?
  10. What is your contact schedule for an account like ours?
  11. Will I be dealing with you or an assistant?
  12. What happens if I’m not happy with your service?
Listen carefully to the answers you get.

Building and preserving wealth starts with being comfortable with your professional financial planner.