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Who is Giving You Financial Advice?

By Lineweaver Financial Group
November 16, 2015 Category • Financial Advice, Financial Advisor

The term financial adviser is a rather generic term that usually refers to someone that makes a living giving financial advice. But not all financial advisors are the same, and it is important for investors to understand which products and services each different type of professional canand cannotprovide. Sorting it all out may be complicated by the fact that some individualsand the firms where they workmay wear multiple hats, depending on the licenses they hold and the training they have. For example, an insurance agent may be qualified to sell you both life insurance and variable annuities. Financial planners can come from a variety of backgrounds and offer a variety of services. They could be brokers or investment advisers, insurance agents or practicing accountantsor they have no financial credentials at all. Some will examine your entire financial picture and help you develop a detailed plan for achieving your financial goals. Others, however, will recommend only the products they

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