Anyone interested in investing his money, no matter in what vehicle, is in need of a financial advisor. There are so many options, and so many different circumstances in which the financial markets can be affected that only someone spending all his time researching those options and events can really make the informed choices necessary to be successful in the money marketplace.
So now you have decided you are going to invest your extra cash, and you are ready to employ an advisor. How do you go about finding and hiring this new service provider? It is not so different than finding a lawyer or a doctor. Trust is important. The advisor should have a good sense of what your goals are and what your sensitivity to risk is. Ask friends and colleagues if they like their advisors. Read up on financial advisors in magazines and other media outlets. Interview some to see if you have a good rapport. Then hire them and let them do the work of getting your money to work for you.