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Finding The Right Advisor: A Consumer Interview Guide



To download a PDF of the Finding the Right Advisor Interview Guide, click here.


Tell me a little about you:


  1. Do you have any specialized education or designations related to your practice?

  2. What do you do to keep your knowledge up to date?

  3. Do you belong to any professional associations and if so, which ones?


Tell me about your practice:


  1. How long have you been practicing?

  2. Do you have many clients with similar financial needs to mine?

  3. Would it be possible for me to speak with some of your clients?


If I decide that you’re the right financial advisor for me …


  1. How will we be working together and will you be involving anyone else in the process?

  2. How will I pay you?

  3. If something goes wrong such as an error on your part, do you have sufficient liability insurance to cover things like that?