#10 Best Ways to Find a Financial Advisor You Can Trust

#1. Look for an advisor with the certified financial planner (CFP) designation

#2. Find an advisor who is a fiduciary

#3. Check an advisor's background and credentials

#4. Make sure an advisor has experience with clients like you

#5. Find an advisor who charges a flat fee or a percentage of assets under management

#6. Avoid advisors who earn commissions from selling products

#7. Look for an advisor who has a good understanding of tax law

#8. Find an advisor who uses independent research

#9. Ask about an advisor's investment philosophy

#10 Get a second opinion