America's emerging millionaires are well positioned for asset growth but are also in need of more financial planning, according to research released Wednesday by Fidelity Investments.
The study from Fidelity's Insights on Advice series shows that 77% of those averaging $800,000 in total assets and an average household income of $150,000 do not have a written financial plan with 70% reporting they are "not very knowledgeable" about investing. Even so, only 51% said they work with financial advisors and 39% are "choosing to go it alone" with investing. Of those not working with a financial planner, 46% indicated they felt advisors "aren't interested in investors with smaller assets" and 53% were turned off by advisor fees.
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