Advisor Pet Peeves: Client Questions You Hate

Advisors dream of a world with informed, collaborative clients -- but reality sometimes fails to measure up. After catching a conversation on Twitter that first raised the issue, Financial Planning asked other advisors to share some of the questions they hate to hear.

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Comments (6)
Pet peeve question, from prospective client:
"Can I buy one hour of your time?"
Posted by HELEN H | Thursday, March 14 2013 at 12:08PM ET
"But Money Magazine says I should..."
Posted by Diane Y | Thursday, March 14 2013 at 12:36PM ET
Every business or profession has to deal with repetitive questions from clients or customers. Think about the quesions you ask when you are the client / customer.

To complain about those questions is, well, peevish.
Posted by WESTON S | Thursday, March 14 2013 at 2:19PM ET
never a dumb question if you don't know the answer
Posted by mike d | Thursday, March 14 2013 at 4:00PM ET
"Can I (or let me) pick your brain."

My answer: Yes, you may: I have a $180/hour brain picking fee. Shoot!
Posted by SCOT S | Thursday, March 14 2013 at 4:48PM ET
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