Assigning ratings to all the different parts of your plan could help you spot weaknesses and get more value from your financial professional.
Sometimes it can be difficult to fully grasp the value of a financial adviser. Do they mostly manage my money? Are they doing a good job for me? How would I even know? These are important questions that can often be difficult to answer.
There are many resources available that can help provide guidance when choosing a financial adviser. Perhaps the more challenging task arrives after you have selected one.
Nowadays, with technology as good as it is, the differences from one firm to another can be marginal. To help you in gauging the nature of your advisory relationship, let's establish some updated metrics you can use. To do this, we have divided the scope of planning into two distinct areas, Financial and Lifestyle. For ease of illustrating, we have mapped below some areas of importance relative to each.