No. of Recommendations: 3
Personally, I don't find it all that onerous. And I do seem to find time to do other things with my time as well.

Sure, and I'm in that same bucket. But DH is not, and never will be, so a financial planner works better for him should I predecease him.

We are not all interested in the same things or talented in the same ways. For those things in which we are not interested or not skilled, it is not unreasonable to pay someone who is skilled to get the job done. I do not understand why that concept is so abhorrent to some when it comes to managing money. That skill/interest seems no different to me than cleaning (many people have housekeepers), mowing (many people hire landscapers), plumbing (many people hire plumbers), auto repair including general maintenance (many people use mechanics), etc.

Outsourcing anything will have a cost to it, and that includes outsourcing money management.
Print the post  


The Retirement Investing Board
This is the board for all discussions related to Investing for and during retirement. To keep the board relevant and Foolish to everyone, please avoid making any posts pertaining to political partisanship. Fool on and Retire on!
When Life Gives You Lemons
We all have had hardships and made poor decisions. The important thing is how we respond and grow. Read the story of a Fool who started from nothing, and looks to gain everything.
Contact Us
Contact Customer Service and other Fool departments here.
Work for Fools?
Winner of the Washingtonian great places to work, and Glassdoor #1 Company to Work For 2015! Have access to all of TMF's online and email products for FREE, and be paid for your contributions to TMF! Click the link and start your Fool career.