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Subject:  Re: Finding an Independent Financial Advisor Date:  1/16/2002  1:49 PM
Author:  rkmacdonald Number:  33329 of 99258

Author: lorieransom Date: 1/16/02 12:02 PM Number: 33325
My parents are approaching retirement and need the financial advice of a professional. Does anyone know a good way to find a reliable independent financial advisor in San Antonio? Unfortunately I live in Seattle so I'm not able to help them as much as I like. I'm afraid my folks aren't terribly money savvy, and I'd hate for them to try and figure their investments out themselves. (Especially when last night my mom said "I want to get the best return on my money that I can!" Warning bells!!) They are open to the idea of getting outside help, but I don't want them going to somebody who has their own interests in mind. Any suggestions?

There have already been several fine suggestions. One that I would add is for you to give them a few really good books on investing to read:

'Retire Early and Live Well' by Gillette Edmunds
'Common Sense on Mutual Funds' by John C. Bogle
'Stocks for the Long Run' by Jeremy Siegel
'The Intelligent Asset Allocator' by William Bersnstein

I would read them in this order. They're all available on

www.amazon.com and www.barnesandnoble.com .

RK
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