With the rise of AI and robo-advisors, it can be easy to let the robots do the thinking for you. But what happens when you need advice on a complex situation or an economic change you haven’t seen before? That’s when working with a trusted financial advisor is beneficial. There are several advantages to working with a financial advisor over a robo-advisor.
Robo-advisors are 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’s 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 expertise 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 need 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 solve 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 affect your ability to make wise 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.
Work With a Human Financial Advisor
Simple financial situations might work for a robo-advisor, but when you need more than automated investment decisions, it’s time to call a financial advisor. These experts develop personalized plans that fit your unique goals and financial situation. If you’re ready to work with a financial advisor who looks beyond the numbers, we at Favor Wealth are here for you. Contact us at 626-529-0445 or email Ricky directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ricky Biel is founder, wealth manager and Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor℠ professional at Favor Wealth, an independent financial advisory firm serving individuals and families near Pasadena, California. Ricky Biel founded Favor Wealth with a desire to provide unbiased, client-centered, community-based financial advice. Ricky and his team of caring, smart professionals want their clients to feel like they’ve done them a favor, making it easier than ever to accomplish their financial goals by blending proven investment methodologies with creative financial technologies. He is on a mission to help his family of clients feel both a sense of relief and excitement about their future. Favor Wealth takes care of their clients’ needs first and foremost and goes the extra mile to make their clients’ finances grow. To meet and see how the Favor Wealth team may be able to help, contact them today at 626-529-0445 or email Ricky directly at email@example.com.
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