Here are questions that you can use when interviewing an investment professional. You can also use the conversation starters from the relationship summary. It’s important that you understand an investment, including its risks, before you buy it. If you are not getting that information from your broker or investment adviser, push for it, and if you don’t get it, consider finding an alternate broker or adviser.
If you want a financial planner to help you with your finances, including insurance, wills, tax, and retirement, please refer to the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards website.