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Financial planning has a lot less to do with trading individual stocks and instead involves setting up a comprehensive financial plan, often working with a professional financial planner.

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Financial Planner vs. Financial Advisor: What's the Difference?
Consumers are presented with a broad spectrum of financial professionals, all of whom may be vying for their business. "Financial advisor" and "financial planner" are popular titles for individuals who help consumers manage their money. Every financial planner is also a type of financial advisor, but every financial advisor is not necessarily a financial planner. There are more than 100 certifications available that a financial advisor might attain.

How to Get Cheap or Free Financial Advice
Quality financial advice is more accessible than ever — and much of it is free or inexpensive. Here are five ways to get the advice you need.

How a Financial Advisor Can Help You Meet Your Goals
A financial planner is a professional who helps you organize your finances and projects the results of your savings and investments so you can see how well prepared you are for retirement. They also help you make decisions with your money that will help you reach your financial goals as efficiently as possible.

When Is It Time To Hire A Financial Advisor?
While nearly everyone could benefit from working with a professional financial planner, the cost is often prohibitive. There comes a time, however, when paying for financial advice becomes a solid investment in your future. How do you know when it's time to hire a financial advisor?

How to tell if you need a financial advisor, a robo-advisor, or nobody at all
Helpful tips from Business Insider.

Checkbook News
Read finance blogs like this one as you work through your planning issues.

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