S2E22: Why an Investment Expert Would Be Willing to Pay for Wealth Advice Ft. Dr Wei Dai from DFA

“When you say people get free advice here, I laughed because in the end when you think about how this world works, nobody works for free. So you are paying for what you are getting somehow.

And in my mind, if you’re specifically paying for advice, to me, it’s a much more transparent set up than getting free advice or freebies packaged in some other ways that I don’t fully know. I’m less comfortable with that.”

In this episode, Head of Investment Research at Dimensional Fund Advisors, Dr Wei Dai, shares her concerns towards “free advice” and key considerations when finding a suitable wealth adviser, especially as an expert in her field.

Meanwhile, stay tune for the next episode where Chris discusses more about his latest article on The Business Times!

View the full list of podcast episodes published here.

Music courtesy of ItsWatR.

The host of this episode, Christopher Tan, is Chief Executive Officer of Providend, Singapore’s first fee-only wealth advisory firm and author of the book “Money Wisdom: Simple Truths for Financial Wellness”.

For more related resources, check out:
1. Providend’s Money Wisdom Podcast S2E13: A Lawyer’s Perspective: Is Wealth Advice Worth Paying For
2. Providend’s Money Wisdom Podcast S2E9: The Mindset of a DIY Investor Who Achieved FI by Age 38
3. Providend’s Money Wisdom Podcast S2E3: Be Financially Woke

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