3 Questions to Ask Your Financial Adviser

The answers can show you whether this financial professional is really helping you manage your finances or just selling you products.

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We’ve all been there. When out car shopping, you walk into a dealership and see the sales staff anxiously watching from their cubicles — waiting to pounce. You begin trying to figure out the difference between the sticker price and the invoice price — and what you’ll really wind up paying — when you feel a hand on your shoulder.

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Drew Blackston, RFC, CRC
Investment Adviser Representative, Blackston Financial Advisory Group

Drew Blackston is a Registered Financial Consultant, Certified Retirement Counselor and investment adviser representative with the Blackston Financial Advisory Group. He lives in Florida. He and his father, David, are co-authors of the book Have You Ever Been Bitten by an Elephant: The Definitive Guide for Retiring Well.