Eventually in your personal finance journey you get to a point where you are functionally on auto-pilot until you reach your “financial independence number” or FIRE Number. Your FIRE Number is the investment balance at which, theoretically, you could withdraw from to maintain your current lifestyle for longer than you plan to remain alive without depleting the account. That was a really morbid way of putting that… sorry. It’s basically the amount of investments you need to be self-sustaining for the rest of your life.
We had to fire our financial advisor. He was a nice guy and meant well I’m sure but he had to go. It started off great with a free financial plan and help rolling over old 401k plans. He even set up an IRA and a 529 College Savings Plan which, at the time, seemed like something a professional should do. We just didn’t know what we didn’t know. Once we realized exactly how much he would cost us in the end we decided to fire our financial advisor.