In this episode, we’re back to discuss the complex and often emotionally charged process of changing financial advisors. We’ll share the telltale signs that it’s time to consider a switch, the questions to ask your current advisor, and what to look for in a new one.

In part one, we focused on making sure that your financial advisor aligns with your needs and goals. In this episode, we talk through what the transition to a new advisor looks like. Donna will provide valuable insights into the essential questions to pose when evaluating potential advisors as you contemplate making the transition.

Here are some key takeaways from this episode:

  • When switching advisors, inform your current advisor about your decision and discuss the logistics of transferring your accounts. Be prepared for some paperwork and potential closing fees.
  • When searching for a new financial advisor, ask about their credentials, qualifications, and specialization. Consider their investment philosophy, approach to portfolio management, and how they communicate with clients.
  • After making the switch, be patient and give your new advisor at least a year to assess the performance and effectiveness of their services. Communication is key, so don’t hesitate to ask questions or seek clarification if needed!

If you are interested in any of the topics we discussed, please reach out and we would be happy to help you navigate your financial situation.