The rising popularity of robo-advisors has some in the industry wondering whether this is the beginning of the end for financial advisors.
In reality, robo-advisors have been able to do something that traditional financial advisors have not; get those with limited resources to begin creating a portfolio of investments.
Experienced financial planners typically don’t accept clients with less than $200,000 or (much) more in their portfolio. On the other hand, some robo-advisors are accessible with as little as $1,000, with others not having a minimum balance requirement at all.
Using a robo-advisor is easy, with investors simply filling out a detailed questionnaire indicating their investment goals and objectives. The entire process is automated, with the robo-advisor using a sophisticated algorithm to determine the best investments for your situation based on your preferences indicated on the questionnaire.