In an incredibly unscientific web poll, Yahoo Finance discovered (as of 11:12 pm last night) only 36% of the 2,200+ respondents — Yahoo Finance readers probably already biased towards the financially savvy — use a financial advisor. Almost the same amount (35%) say they do not take advantage of the help from a professional.
The remaining 30% (I like a poll that measures 101% of the sample population) are former clients of advisors, but have discontinued purchasing the services when they discovered the advice given was not objective.
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