By Samantha Compton, SWSM Resident Financial Advisor

At times, those who know I am a Financial Advisor but may not yet be a client ask me to give them investment advice.  I find that to be an interesting request, and it often exposes a pre-existing belief system that a person holds about investing in general.  Many think there is some “hot stock tip” or “magic mutual fund” that will help their account do better than everyone else’s.  Even if I knew one of these mystical tips or magical mutual funds, I would STILL give the same response:  What is the PURPOSE of the money you are investing?  Should simply “the highest return” be the only objective?

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