How to choose a good financial planner

Many people might call themselves "Financial Planners" and it is sometimes difficult to determine if they are qualified to help you in a comprehensive way, rather than to simply sell you something.

To make sure, ask them :

Remember - it's your money and you need to be sure.

If they answer "No" to any of the above questions, you might like to contact the Financial Planning Association (FPA) of Australia on 1300 626 393 to obtain a list of Certified Financial Planners on the FPA register operating in your area or visit www.moneysmart.gov.au for further information about financial advisers and how to select one.