Financial advisers exist in order to inform and direct the wealth management of individuals and occasionally businesses. This is a highly useful service for many people who might have one way or another amassed a large amount of wealth but are not necessarily aware of how best to invest it or spend it. This is often the case particularly for those who come across large amounts of money over a very short period of time - perhaps as an inheritance, as a divorce settlement, as a retirement package, or even as winnings. In such a situation there are countless things you can do with your money and it pays - literally - to get some professional advice on which route to go down.
Of course a lot of financial advise will revolve around advising on investments and this is very useful. By investing you can cause your money to grow and this compared to simply keeping it as it is is far more sensible - if you have a large enough sum of money to begin with then potentially you can even use this in order to live off of the interest. Most people however will not know where to invest their money - in bonds? In shares? In properties? In ISAs? And won't know which ISAs and shares to choose even once they've made that decision. This difficulty is then divided several times over, as it is important to spread your finances across multiple investments. Otherwise making one wrong investment could result in your losing all of your money. They will then also recommend for you when to sell your shares, when to buy new ones, and generally use a huge amount of experience and knowledge to guide you through a minefield of investments.
Financial advisers do more than just recommend investments however. At the same time they are also used for making a lot of the day-to-day of your finances a lot easier. For many, handling large finances can be very intimidating and it might seem like something that you are not capable of doing. However with financial advisers you will be advised on how to set up standing order etc to ensure that your payments manage themselves and to ensure that you are never late for a payment. Do you take out a credit card? When should you arrange your mortgage repayments to leave your account?
They can also advise on other financial decisions such as telling you whether you can afford certain purchases and recommending things like how much you should set aside for your children then they might recommend things like pensions and other devices all of which will be highly helpful for your future. While this kind of financial advice is often called wealth management, financial advisers can also be useful for those in less fortunate financial situations where they can be an investment and help you to improve your credit rating and pay off debts. In either case, financial advisers can help you to increase your capital and avoid losses making them highly valuable.