Financial advisers turn into grief counselors

08/29/2010 | ConsumerAffairs.com

Financial advisers must be prepared to deal with emotionally frazzled and nervous investors in this economy, writes Truman Lewis. "[N]early every financial advisor has been forced to learn the techniques practiced by psychologists, grief counselors, priests, ministers and rabbis," Lewis writes, noting that FPA recently sponsored a seminar on retirement that included topics such as "relationship skills, communications skills, [and] critical thinking."

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