You have several options. Depending on your interest and experience, you can try to educate yourself on financial matters. Many investors are able to manage their own finances with little or no professional help.
With that said, many need help these days. In theory, you probably could fix and maintain your car, too. But that would take study, knowledge and experience. And that's why most people decide to take their car to a mechanic. And that may be what's necessary for you.If you have a simple portfolio, and this is your only holding, you might consider finding a fee-only financial planner who can study your finances and give you ideas on what to do in this instance. Otherwise, you might look to form a relationship with a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER[™ professional] who can advise you over time.If you need help finding a financial planning professional, the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards offers a lookup service here: http://www.CFP.net/search/
January 30, 2009