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Fighting Financial Advisor Anxiety

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Fighting Financial Advisor Anxiety

By Sarah Scorgie

April 1, 2014

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Last month, USA Today reported that many American are nervous – even ashamed – about discussing their finances with an advisor. People worry about being negatively judged by advisors for not having enough money, having too much money or being behind on planning – in short, for not being more knowledgeable about financial planning. USA Today dubbed the trend financial advisor anxiety – and it could be affecting your ability to get clients in the door.

How can you market successfully to prospective clients who envision a meeting with you to be as much fun as a trip to the dentist? Remember that good marketing should make people enthusiastic about engaging with you – after all, you’re there to help. Remove the fear factor with strategies that educate and empower.

Here’s how to help prospective clients educate themselves before walking into a meeting with you.

Educate prospective clients

Financial health is a deeply personal topic, so it’s no wonder that people – whether they have high net worth or are just starting to save – feel self-conscious about how much they don’t know. The best thing you can do? Remove some of the mystery surrounding financial planning and investing.

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