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Questions to Ask

The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails. ~ William Arthur Ward

Here are a few questions you may want to ask your current or prospective financial advisor, along with our answer to each corresponding question:

Are you a fiduciary?
How are you compensated? By whom?
What experience and credentials do you have?
What conflicts of interest do you have? How do you address them?
Do you believe you can outperform the market?
Who is the custodian for your client accounts?