Looking to avail yourself of a financial advisor's services but stumped as to how to pick one?
Who better to tell you what to look for than a financial advisor himself?
"I believe there are four minimum requirements for anyone you're considering working with," said Tim Maurer, certified financial planner and director of personal finance at Buckingham and The BAM Alliance.
First, your prospective advisor needs to be educated. "Financial planning is a very broad discipline," he said. "It's not just about investments, it's not just about insurance—it's about an array of topics that also includes taxes and estate planning."