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Trust – who to trust? I struggle with this question – often.

Whelan Financial Planning - Wednesday, July 01, 2015

If you’re like me, you probably do a lot of shopping, browsing and buying over the Internet. And also like me, you might often suspect that all these web pages and pop-ups are trying to manipulate you into buying something you don’t really need. And when you do some research, you’re never sure if those wonderful reviews you’re reading are true, or if they’re just another marketing ploy. So, the slick, flashy, in-your-face salesmen of 20 years ago have been replaced by equally flashy  - and equally questionable – buyer’s guides and review sites and lots of other things that try to lull you into believing everything you read.

The sad truth is that you can’t really trust many things you read on the Internet, because you don’t really know who’s doing the writing, or what their motivations are.

And that leads me to, well, me. I’m a financial planner and I’ve set up a website, a blog and a twitter handle.  I didn’t set these things up just to barrage you with even more slick slogans or dubious claims. I did it so you could get to know me, because I believe that getting to know me is the best way to figure out if I’m the right person to help you with your finances. In other words, the better you know me, the easier it will be to decide if you trust me.

I’ll be using this blog to share news, information and ideas about financial planning, investing and tax planning. It will help you get to know me, to understand how I think and to see some of the issues and problems I help my clients solve every day. Check back often – I have a lot to write about.  If you like what you read, leave a comment so I can get to know you.