Two stock market crashes, one financial crisis and three Ponzi schemes later (Madoff, Stanford, Petters), it's understandable that consumers are bewildered when it comes to selecting a financial advisor.
But if you realize that you don't have the time, energy or temperament to manage your finances, where do you turn? There are a variety of sources to consider for advice. The best solution depends on who you are and what your needs are. This process requires that you know the right questions to ask.
Here are the 10 questions to ask any potential financial advisor, broker or insurance salesman: