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Subject:  Re: After meeting with a Financial Advisor Date:  10/4/2003  7:32 PM
Author:  TheBadger Number:  37390 of 76078

My Financial Advisor Attributes would include:

1. (s)he is a CFP and CPA.
2. has at least 10 years of experience.
3. never, ever takes a commission for products purchased.
4. segments his services: pure financial planning; tax solutions; investment advice; each of which is purchased separately.
5. never ever recommends bundled life inurance / investment products.
6. never ever recommends load mutual funds.
7. prefer he never recommend any mutual fund except to invest in specific market segments that are difficult / impossible to get to without use of a mutual fund.
8. has good fundamental and multiple resources for developing a stable of 100 to 150 stocks that are good beginning cannon fodder for selection.
9. has good access to debt markets.
10. is aperson I can like, trust & respect.

Sorry to say that I have yet to meet this person, so I just continue struggling along doing it myself.

TheBadger

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