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Why you should consider working with a financial planner or investment advisor

This story appears in the May 2000 issue of Business Start-Ups magazine.

While I subscribe to Gourmet Magazine, I can assure you the Russian Tea Room won't be serving my Chicken Kiev anytime soon. Oh, I use the freshest ingredients and follow the recipe precisely, but to no avail. When it comes down to dinner, Jacques Pepin I'm not. And that's okay.

It's often the same with financial planning: You follow the directions you've been told or you think will work for you, but you end up with a burnt mess rather than a picture of perfection. Perhaps your tax bite seems unusually painful, or you've just received a lump sum of cash. Maybe you've started a new job or are planning a wedding. Most likely, you're just a little confused and not sure where to begin. These are all good reasons why you should consider working with a financial planner or an investment advisor.

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