Complete novice here however at age 30 with some savings and about to purchase an investment property I think it prudent to invest some other cash and diverse a portfolio into shares. My problem is I need some advice / assitance along the way, yes I'll read books, blogs, etc but I could do with a trusted advisor. So many people saying FA or FP's cant be trusted...but I am nowhere near ready to trust myself in this market!
Does this mean I haven to forget about shares?
Are there people / companies out there who will aid me in investing up to $5k or $10k or even $20k or are they too keen on the big dollars? I.e. will they invest on my behalf, charge me fees and not really 'care' about my investments as they are chasing the big bucks? This is my main concern before starting out. I realise I cannot just invest and watch the rewards, I am looking at this from a long term perspective.