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You Need Professional Help Why you should consider working with a financial planner or investment advisor

By Jonathan Hoenig

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While I subscribe to Gourmet Magazine, I can assure youthe Russian Tea Room won't be serving my Chicken Kiev anytimesoon. Oh, I use the freshest ingredients and follow the recipeprecisely, but to no avail. When it comes down to dinner, JacquesPepin I'm not. And that's okay.

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

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