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Finding an Adviser

Nov 27, 2011

Financial advisers aren't just for people with hefty portfolios. An adviser can help young adults make the most of their limited income as well as show them how to steadily build savings and manage debt.

As a fledgling investor, you'll want an adviser who takes on clients with relatively few assets, is willing to teach you the basics of investing and whose fees won't drain your assets.

Meet with at least three advisers before settling on one to work with, suggests Eleanor Blayney, [CFP®,] the consumer advocate for the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, which certifies advisers. Read more >

The Wall Street Journal
Rachel Louise Ensign
November 27, 2011

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