The Motley Fool’s raison d’être is, and always has been, to give people the information they need to improve their finances. We show people that managing your money is actually quite easy once you strip away the confusing jargon. We give you the information you need to make decisions and to choose financial products yourself. It all makes financial advisors seem rather redundant and, in many ways, they are.
But that’s not to say you should never use them. For some things, a financial advisor or other agent can be useful. For other things they are pretty much essential. Here’s some guidance on getting further, er, guidance on your finances, and whether you should ever pay for it….