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10 Questions to Fire at Financial Advisers

Whenever I meet with prospective clients, they bring a list of questions to ask me. Few people, though, lob as many queries as they truly should. The problem is that many people don't quite know what to look for in an adviser.

Choosing the right financial adviser for your needs is crucial. It's not just your money that's at stake. Your ideal future is, too. The best way to learn how your money will be managed and if you can trust your adviser is to ask questions.

So, let me do a little role play. I'll play the role of a person shopping around for financial help. Based on my experience as a financial adviser, here are 10 questions I would ask and the reasons why.

Written by, CFP, NSSA, a financial adviser at , an independent registered investment adviser based in Southfield, Mich.

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