You will find a financial planner who specializes in any particular area. The real benefit is not simply being a subject matter expert but to help assess trade-offs between financial decisions (i.e. retiring 5 years early versus having enough assets to fund all retirement goals). This ultimately leads to better decision-making and financial growth.
Financial planners specialize in various areas, usually according to their own interests and/or client demographics.
- Major areas of specialization include;
- Asset Protection Planning
- Budget Planning, (or Debt Reduction Planning)
- College Finance Planning
- Estate Planning
- Insurance Planning
- Investment Planning
- Retirement Planning
- Tax Planning
That is a good question to ask the financial advisor as many choose to focus on certain topics while others are more comprehensive. Now a days most advisors should have a website with a list of services and specialties that they work with clients on. This would be a good starting point before scheduling a meeting with an advisor and meeting only to find out they are not offering what you are looking for.
Financial planners specialize in many different areas such as retirement planning, investment planning, tax-planning, estate planning, education planning, and insurance planning. Some comprehensive financial planning will cover all of these issues with their clients.