I dabble a little in investments so I like to do most of the initial research on my own. I get that by studying the financial markets. Then when I meet with my advisor I feel like we can talk the same language and be somewhat on a level playing field.”

- Bill S., 59
San Diego, Calif.

CNBC. My husband and I have a handful of shows we watch on there on a nightly basis. We feel like it keeps us up on what’s going on and what we want to do with our money.

- Jane T., 71
Memphis, Tenn.

It may sound a little old school, but a group of us meet once a week or so at a coffee shop and talk about everything, from football to religion to investments. No topics are off base. I’m a pastor, so I lead the way on those discussions and another fella is a retired CPA and he gives us the scoop on where we should invest.”

- Sam N., 63
Charlotte, N.C.

My advisor. I’m a retired school teacher and don’t claim to know what to do financially, but my advisor is great and has really helped me with my money.

- Mary B., 68
Dothan, Ala.