What Do Financial Advisors Do? (A Helpful Guide in Plain English)

If you’ve been managing your own wealth and crunching the numbers yourself, you might not know exactly what financial advisors do and how they can help you. Here’s a quick guide. 

A Day in the Life of a Financial Advisor 

In a nutshell, a financial advisor is a professional who specializes in helping people identify and work toward their financial goals. Generally speaking, their responsibilities will include: 

  1. Meeting with clients to learn about their financial goals. 
  1. Explaining different financial options that can help manage your wealth. 
  1. Educating you about the risks and benefits to help you make a decision. 
  1. Helping you plan for specific goals, such as education or retirement. 
  1. Monitoring your accounts and recommending changes as necessary. 
  1. Researching and recommending investment opportunities. 
  1. Providing regular communication so you’re always up to date. 

Financial advisors can help with many different aspects of wealth management. This includes saving, budgeting, managing debt, optimizing insurance, preparing for retirement, estate planning, and dealing with unexpected things like getting a large medical bill or receiving an inheritance. 

Why It’s Worth Seeing a Financial Advisor 

Different financial advisors specialize in different things. Here at Marvel Wealth Management, for example, we help aerospace and defense professionals prepare for retirement. We can help you answer specific questions you have about your future, for example: 

1. Do you want to pay off your home? 

2. Do you want to grow your investment portfolio?  

3. Do you want to create additional income streams? 

4. Do you want to pursue your investments and minimize risk? 

Choosing the Right Financial Advisor 

The most important thing in choosing a financial advisor is to select a firm that creates transparent and customized strategies according to your specific needs. Your financial advisor should always put your needs first, be flexible and adaptive to market cycles, and align with your financial goals so you can put long-term goals in place.  

We’re here to support you with the tools and advice you need to make the best decisions possible so that you can take comfort in the fact that you have a plan in place for your future and that you can enjoy the quality of life you’ve earnt.  

The opinions voiced in this material are for general information only and are not intended to provide specific advice or recommendations for any individual. All investing involves risk including loss of principal. No strategy assures success or protects against loss. 

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