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What Is a Wealth Advisor?

You might not think of a wealth advisor is a must-have service, but as your bank account grows, an advisor can be crucial in helping you plan for the future. The key to utilizing an advisor is knowing what a wealth advisor does, and how they can be the difference between financial uncertainty and the stable, comfortable future you're counting on. A wealth advisor is a person who has access to financial services and products and provides guidance to clients about how to protect and increase their wealth. Wealth advisors can also be called wealth managers. Both are usually client-centered and focused on how to achieve a customized set of wealth-preserving and wealth-building goals. It is important to understand that not all financial advisors are wealth advisors. Wealth advisors tend to focus on individuals who have a higher net worth. Their services can include capital gains planning, estate planning and risk management. In other words, they tend to focus on wealth that already exists, as opposed to strictly building more wealth. When in the market for a wealth advisor, the same approach for finding a regular financial advisor would apply. First and foremost, look for someone that isn't trying to sell a product or service by offering it to their client. The best wealth advisors are those that seek to use only what will benefit the client and his or her needs. Next, assess the prospective advisor's experience. The more experience a wealth advisor has achieving great results for their other clients, the more likely it is that your account will also be handled in the best way possible. But don't just take his or her word for their ability; do your own research too. If there are certain non-negotiable steps that need to be taken with your account, make sure that the advisor is willing to do what is asked. This is also a telling sign that the advisor has the client's best interests in mind. Also, look for wealth managers who have business structures and strategies that fit the needs of your account. Every firm and organization will handle wealth management differently. One may use a team of people, where another works with clients individually. It all depends on which style a client prefers. Nicholas Wealth Management uses a results-driven plan to help secure results for the client. Overall, the way to find out how a wealth advisor can help you is to set up a consultation and meet with an advisor one-on-one. Getting the right wealth advice can be the start of securing a bright and prosperous future. Securities offered through TCM Securities, Inc. Members FINRA – SIPC. Advisory Services offered through Triumph Wealth Advisors and BluePath Capital Management. The access and use of any product, service or links on this website is subject to the terms of this Disclaimer. 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