Checklist for Interviewing a Financial Planner

Checklist for Interviewing a Financial Planner

A sound investment portfolio requires the various pieces—taxes, risk tolerance, financial planning—to work together. This process is best entrusted to an experienced financial planner who adheres to a fiduciary standard of care. This will ensure your interests are put first.

Before you hire a financial planner to help manage your wealth, you need to know they are a fit for your financial needs. We recommend downloading and printing a copy of the following questionnaire for each of the financial planners you intend to interview. This will give you the ability to compare the answers from each financial advisor side by side.

Download the Checklist for Interviewing a Financial Planner.


Analyze your current situation, risk tolerance, time horizon, and goals


Implement your plan


Monitor and rebalance investments