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Demystifying What It Really Costs to Work with a Financial Planner
Understanding how much financial planners cost, and how they are paid, can be complicated and murky territory if you don’t have a higher degree in wealth management. But how much you pay a financial planner comes down to the type of financial planner you choose, as this is what drives the planner’s cost and ultimately determines the services you receive.
To get down to brass tacks, below are explanations of the three primary financial planner models and how each type translates to money out of (or in) your pocket.
Price vs. Costby Tyler Reeves, Plimsoll Financial Planning
One of the most frequent questions that comes up during introductory meetings with prospective clients is "How much does this cost?" Rightfully so. Financial planning services aren't cheap, and paying someone to help you develop a plan for your money probably feels a bit like buying higher octane gas in hopes of getting better gas mileage. A long-term play at best, counteractive at worst.
But I think there are two parts to the answer. It all comes down to the difference in price and cost.
For more on the value of financial planners (and why they're worth the cost), check out Good Financial Reads: Hiring a Financial Advisor and Good Financial Reads: Do I Need a Financial Planner?