Hiring a fiduciary is an essential first step in the search for your financial advisor. 9 out of 10 so called “advisors” are in the business of sales– working for a commision, not for you. When initially interviewing advisors, use the Fiduciary Oath as a starting point. If they sign the oath with no hesitation, move forward. If not, it’s time to find a different advisor who is legally responsible to act in your best interests.