How do you find the experts, the Who’s Who or the ‘gurus’ – the people or companies who specialise in products or services to bring you success in the fields of:

  • wealth creation
  • business investing
  • property investing, or
  • share market investing?

Remember, you’ve already discovered how to find some of the best analysts and commentators and financial planners and advisers around. So usually we’re not talking about them, but those who offer broad or tailored – education, mentoring, coaching, strategies or systems (some who claim inside information, or secrets) to help you:

create wealth; be financially free; increase your income – even earn a 6 figure income or become a millionaire; change your lifestyle; quit your job or retire quicker; do what the wealthy do; work from home, maybe just using your laptop; trade foreign currency, commodities or shares …

You’ll find many of the Gurus in our 4 BiG Books # 1, 2 and 3. Naturally you can just Google them or find them in the investing information tsunami  where you can also find other, more regulated providers.

This is the area where there’s little regulation apart from general contract, corporation, or consumer protection legislation.

Unlike financial planners, there are often few if any, licensing requirements. Often it’s left to private industry bodies to monitor or self-regulate through membership and accreditation, such as:

  • Association of Financial Advisers – AFA
  • Australian Bankers’ Association – ABA
  • Australian Property Institute – API
  • CPAAustralia – CPA “Find a CPA (certified practising accountant) or financial planner”
  • Finance Broker’s Association of Australia – FBAA
  • Financial Planning Association of Australia – FPA
  • Financial Services Institute of Australia – FINSIA
  • Indepenent Financial Advisers Association of Australia – IFAAA
  • Mortgage and Finance Association of Australia – MFAA
  • Property Buyer’s Agents Association of Australia – PBAAA
  • Property Investment Professionals Australia – PIPA
  • Real Estate Buyers Agents Association – REBAA
  • Real Estate Institute of Australia – REIA
  • Senior Australians Equity Release – SEQUAL

… there are many more listed in Guru Cops

Tomorrow we’ll show you how to decide whether their products or services are worth buying – how do they rate?

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All the very best with your investing!


the Bucket List Investing Chick

 Where to next:

Day 18 – Who are the best investment gurus?  Part 3| Rate a Guru

Day 19 – Who are the best investment gurus?  Part 4| Choose a Guru

Week 4 – Time to invest – just do it!

Where we’ve been – 30 Day Challenge Blog overview:

Day 2 – Where the Bloody Hell Are You?! Assessing your current financial situation.

Day 3 – The Lazy Investor’s Way to Set Goals

Day 4 – Spoilt for Choice! The Many Types of Investments and Strategies Available to You – the Investor!”

Day 5 – Who Can You Turn to for Investing Help? People and ‘Players’ in the Investment Industry (Day 7/8 W/E)

Day 9 – How to choose a financial adviser and advice you can trust. It’s all about the faith! Part 1 Financial    planners

Day 10 – Part 2 Rate the Raters! Investing Rating sites, Top 10 …, Best …

Day 11 – Part 3 The Investing Information Tsunami!

                Media, Books, Magazines, Websites, Blogs, Podcasts, Webinars …

Day 12 – Part 4 Less Regulated Advisers – Analysts, Commentators and Gurus (Day 13/14 W/E)

Day 15 – Part 4 Less Regulated Advisers … Gurus

Day 16 BiG 30Day Investing Challenge| Who are the best investment gurus? Part 1| Avoid some Gurus.

Day 17 – Who are the best investment gurus?  Part 2| Find a Guru