only two ways to come in contact with advisor's - either they find you or
you find them. Advisor's who find you are almost always sales
representatives. High quality professionals don't market their
services this way. Sales representatives have limited knowledge,
numerous conflicts of interest, and they are paid commissions to sell you
investment and commission products.
The Internet - The Internet is an excellent
resource as long as you know the motives of the website operator. You want
an objective site that has high standards and no potential conflicts
Referrals - Most high quality professionals
only work on referrals. That's the good news. The bad news is you have to
"know" you received a referral from a trustworthy
source who knows the difference between high and low quality advisor's.
Associations - Organizations that have
certification programs, high ethical standards,
and continuing education requirements are also a way to find quality
professionals. However try to be cautious with any of the options mentioned above.