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Here are 3 signs that you could probably benefit from a financial advisor:

1. You are constantly in overdraft
Are you a spontaneous spender? Does your bank account show a negative balance even though you have a stable job? This is prime time to see a financial advisor, who will help you create a manageable budget that helps you pay down your debt or invest accordingly.

Being in a constant state of overdraft is the single biggest sign that your personal finances need help, especially if you have a stable source of income. It would be rather futile to deny your need for help when you constantly spend more than what you earn. If this has become the norm rather than the exception, a financial advisor’s insights would be helpful.

When it comes to learning how to fix and fortify your personal budget in order to get out of a constant state of overdraft, a financial advisor is your single biggest ally.

2. The case of the reappearing credit card balance 

Do you wonder why your credit card balance never seems to budge? Or worse, it rises each month? Until you understand the consequences of compounding interest, you may be plagued with never-ending credit card balances. You can consult with a financial advisor to teach you about debt management, and maybe debt consolidation. They can even get you a new loan with a lower interest rate to pay off your other loans with higher interest rates.

The ability to understand the math of compounding interest is something that financial advisors possess in abundant amounts. Because of their mastery of the mathematics behind your credit card balances, engaging the services of one will allow you to come up with the best possible tactics for negotiating a restructuring of your credit card debts.

Think of financial advisers as your financial “lawyers” or counsel that can help you arrive at a mutually beneficial restructuring of your credit card balances. This can help you finally retire or eradicate that pesky credit card balance.

3. Saving in your mind

Do you dream of owning a car? A house? Sending your kids to college? These things do not materialize out of nowhere. They come from saving money. A financial advisor will work with you to create a schedule where you can take care of your expenses and save accordingly to achieve whatever it is that you dream about.


The savings plan that a financial planner can prepare for you is one that is realistic. So you can finally take your dream savings from you mind out onto paper. It’s easy to fall for the fallacy that says what your mind can conceive you can achieve. When coming up with a savings plan on your own, the risk is high that you are predisposed to being too optimistic. Because financial advisors are detached from your personal finances, they can look at your situation objectively and prepare a financially realistic savings plan for your financial goals.