If you need help deciding what to do with your money in a volatile stock market and uncertain economy, the choices can be bewildering. Financial adviser. Investment adviser. Broker. Financial planner. Certified financial planner.
An inaugural list of the Best Financial Advisory Firms of 2023, developed for USA TODAY by market research firm Statista, attempts to simplify the jumble. The list is based on the belief, espoused by many financial experts, that the best place to start is with registered investment advisers (RIAs).