NEXT Financial Group: Survey Shows Americans Get Immense Value from Financial Planners

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A new study finds that financial advisors bring real confidence to the process of retirement planning; this finding has caught the attention of NEXT Financial Group.

In the midst of a tumultuous and ever-uncertain economy, many Americans are increasingly skeptical about whether retirement will ever truly be an option, with some foregoing retirement savings altogether. Others, however, continue to believe that retirement is possible—and according to a new study, their confidence may be bolstered by the advice of a financial advisor. The study finds that clients who work with financial planners, particularly to help plan for their retirement, say that their financial planners really do add value to the process. These survey results have caught the attention of the independent broker-dealer NEXT Financial Group, a Houston-based firm with financial Representatives based around the country.

The survey finds that, while some individuals have stopped saving for their own retirement, working with a financial planner actually encourages clients to invest more in their own retirement savings accounts. The advice of the financial planner gives the client more confidence in his or her investments.

In fact, the new survey data finds that 61 percent of those who work with a financial planner end up making contributions either to an IRA or to some other kind of retirement account. Among those who do not work with a financial planner, however, that figure is only 38 percent.

These figures indicate that, when it comes to retirement planning, the mere presence of a financial planner can make a tremendous difference. This finding has won the attention of NEXT Financial Group; NEXT has responded with a press statement.

“At NEXT Financial Group, we truly believe in the value of retirement,” says the President of NEXT, Barry Knight. “That’s why our Representatives work hand-in-hand with their customers to walk them through the process of securing a financially stable retirement. These Representatives help align the client’s goals and objectives to match their lifestyle, and work within their investment tolerance to help establish their vision.”

According to the recent survey, among those who work with financial planners, 71 percent say they are confident that they are saving enough to enjoy their retirement; among those who do not work with financial planners, that confidence level drops to 43 percent.

NEXT Financial Group is a broker-dealer with its corporate headquarters located in Houston, Texas. The firm has many independent financial advisors, who have offices across the country. These Representatives are devoted to helping their clients fulfill their financial dreams and meet their investment goals. NEXT works largely with business owners, but also offers its services to a diversity of other clients.


NEXT Financial Group Inc. Member FINRA/ SPIC is a broker-dealer based in Houston, Texas, serving the needs of financial services representatives throughout the country. The company prides itself in helping business owners enjoy success and financial independence. The company was founded in 1999, and is currently led by President Barry Knight. More information about the company can be found online at NEXT Financial Group Inc. is located at 2500 Wilcrest Drive, Houston, TX 77042. For more information, call 888-876-6398.

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Michelle Tortorella
NEXT Financial Group, Inc.
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