I always believe that there are things best leave it to the professionals, such as legal and taxation matters. On the other hand, there are things best to be managed on your own, especially when it comes to finance and investment.
I immediately struck a chord with Andrew Craig when I read his book How to Own the World: A Plain English Guide to Thinking Globally and Investing Wisely.
Craig repeated an important message in his book: If you take the time and efforts to learn, you can invest your money better than most financial advisors and finance professionals.
This is not surprising.
The main objective of financial consultants is to sell you a product in order to make a commission from you. Or to manage your money in order to charge you a fee. They don’t have the obligation to grow your wealth or make you rich.