Your financial advisor can be one of the most important people in your life — you know, minus your family. They can help you plan your entire financial life: your retirement, college savings, investment opportunities. And there are tons of people in this country who need a professional financial advisor, but don’t have one. A lot of people consider them prohibitively expensive — a consultation can run you up to $350 per hour, and a comprehensive financial plan can cost you a few thousand — but many don’t consider how much money they lose by not seeking advice from an advisor.
Unfortunately, looking for a financial advisor can be an arduous process — gathering referrals, digging through Google results, scheduling in-person meetings — with no guarantee that you’ll find an advisor who matches your needs. GuideVine, an online matchmaker for consumers and financial advisors, wants to make it easier for you to not only find financial advisors, but to find the right financial advisor.