4 Sites for Customized Financial Advice

If you can't afford to hire a financial planner, you may be able to get the help you need online.

Financial planning isn't only for the wealthy. The rest of us need help from time to time choosing investments for our retirement accounts, figuring out how much insurance we need or picking the right college-savings account. The problem is that most financial advisers only accept clients with hundreds of thousands of dollars (to millions) in assets.

So what do you do if you only have a small pile of cash but need a little help managing it? The August issue of Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine has tips for getting the advice you need when you don't fit the typical financial planning client profile (see Financial Planning for the Middle Class). Plus, the issue lists several resources online where you can get financial advice:

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Cameron Huddleston
Former Online Editor, Kiplinger.com

Award-winning journalist, speaker, family finance expert, and author of Mom and Dad, We Need to Talk.

Cameron Huddleston wrote the daily "Kip Tips" column for Kiplinger.com. She joined Kiplinger in 2001 after graduating from American University with an MA in economic journalism.