By Brett Gottlieb
In today’s fast-paced and automated world, it’s not uncommon to feel overwhelmed and disconnected when it comes to managing your finances. While robo-advisors offer convenience and simplicity, they may not fully understand your individual needs and aspirations. That’s where a trusted advisor can come in.
At Comprehensive Advisor, we believe in the power of personalized financial guidance and human connection. Our team of experienced advisors is here to listen, understand your unique goals, and offer tailored solutions to help you experience financial confidence. Read on to understand the advantages of working with a human professional versus a robo-advisor.
Robo-advisors can be helpful when you’re just starting your financial journey and have smaller balances to manage. Since there are often fewer fees with a robo-advisor, it may be a good fit for beginners. However, if you’ve been letting your robo-advisor run the show for a few years while your finances have grown and become more complex, it might be time to upgrade to a human financial advisor.
These are certified professionals with years of experience in a wide variety of financial situations. Financial advisors are trained to help clients manage their finances and pursue their money goals. They stay up to date on the latest financial news and trends, which can help you receive the most current and relevant advice. No matter what’s happening in the markets or in your accounts, your financial advisor is equipped to develop the plan you need to pursue your financial goals with confidence.
The help of a robo-advisor is limited to its algorithm or the lines of code it uses to make decisions; and it only makes decisions with the basic information you provide. Data such as your risk tolerance, investment amount, and time horizon are used to calculate the best investments for you. Again, great for beginners.
When life gets more complex, you should seek financial advice that’s customized to your specific situation. A financial advisor takes a holistic approach to managing your money by reviewing your situation in greater detail. They get to know you, not just the numbers. They help you identify areas of improvement and find ways to take on your biggest financial issues.
A financial advisor is there to help you lay out a plan toward your financial goals too. A human advisor might help you strategize how you can retire early, how to expand your small business, or how to pay for your child’s college tuition.
Finances are usually seen as a more logical topic, but emotions are deeply connected to your financial situation in ways you might not have considered. During times of economic uncertainty, you might feel scared, stressed, or concerned. When things are going extremely well, you might feel overjoyed, carefree, or impulsive. These emotions can affect your ability to make important financial and investment decisions.
A trustworthy human financial advisor guides you through those decisions with greater clarity. Instead of letting your emotions run the show, advisors look at your situation objectively to help you make an informed decision even in challenging moments.
If you’ve had trouble sticking to your financial plan before, a financial advisor could provide the accountability you need. Financial advisors and planners can help you create a budget, track your expenses, and monitor your progress toward your financial goals.
They’ll also help you keep those end goals in mind when you consider the other financial decisions you want to make. If your goal is to buy a home, your financial advisor might remind you of that when you want to purchase a new Rolex.
When your financial situation requires more than just automated investment decisions, seeking the guidance of a financial advisor can make all the difference. At Comprehensive Advisor, we understand that every individual has unique goals and needs, which is why our financial advisors are dedicated to creating personalized plans tailored to your specific circumstances.
If you’re looking for a trusted advisor who goes beyond the numbers and provides comprehensive support, contact us by emailing at info@ComprehensiveAdvisor.com or call (760) 813-2125. We’re here to support you on your financial journey.
Brett Gottlieb is the founder of Comprehensive Advisor and a financial advisor with nearly two decades of industry experience. He graduated from California State University-Chico with two bachelor’s degrees, in business administration and economics, and is Life Insurance licensed in several states. He is passionate about guiding his clients on retirement income planning, helping each client pursue their specific retirement goals, and defending the assets his clients have worked so hard to achieve. Brett is a California native and currently resides in San Elijo Hills with his beautiful wife and three children.
Our team of qualified professionals have experience in the financial service industry, and our advisors hail from some of the largest independent broker/dealers and banking institutions in the country. They have dedicated their professional careers to creating personalized financial solutions for individuals and families who seek successful retirement planning and currently offer investment advisory services through AE Wealth Management, LLC. Our advisors take a common-sense approach to the planning process and work with clients to create a retirement road map to help ensure their assets are protected and they receive the income needed to enjoy their future. Based in Carlsbad, California, they work with clients throughout San Diego County and beyond. Learn more by connecting with Brett on LinkedIn or email them at info@ComprehensiveAdvisor.com.
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