There are many reasons you may choose not to work specifically with a financial planner in the early part of your life. You may assume that you don’t have enough assets or that there are not yet enough exposed risks that should prompt you to contact an outside professional.
But over time, these needs shift and change and it is very important to figure out how to work with the right person to guide you through this process. Speaking with an experienced financial planner and their associated teams can ease your concerns and give you clarity about what to expect and how best to protect your interests.
There are several signs that it’s time to reach out for outside help. These include:
- If you’re out of all ideas about how to hit your financial goals, or continually returned to one idea, such as retirement planning that has you blocked, this may mean that you’ve exhausted your knowledge and need someone else’s help.
- You keep putting off managing your money or simply won’t do it yourself. If you don’t have the time or interest to handle your financial plans, it’s easy to put this on the backburner and forget about it, but this can have catastrophic consequences for your future, so hire someone else to help you do it so you can accomplish your money moves.
- You’ve had any major big change in your life, such as having a child, getting divorced, getting married or secured a raise.
All of these are great examples of times to reach out and work with a qualified team of professionals.