I never believed in investment advisers. They make their money from churning your investments. If they're so smart, why are they still working?
You have the greatest interest in your own money; how to save and invest. Just follow these simple rules:
a) save/invest regularly a percentage of your income.
b) set a goal for yourself on how much to invest; 15 to 20% of income.
c) invest in index funds; don't try to invest in individual companies unless you're willing to manage your investments on a regular basis. Most people who churn their investments lose money on commissions and fees; hard to make any profit.
d) invest for the long-term. Don't worry about the daily ups and downs. As long as our economy does well, so will your investments.
e) invest your money in ladders; not all at once. It averages out the lows and highs.
f) a good place to invest is at Fidelity or Vanguard. They both have the lowest fees in the industry.
g. go to Morningstar.com and check out the long-term performance of the best fund and/or companies. Be wary of their star system.
h. don't invest all your money into one basket. Diversify.
i. have emergency savings in a bank.
Nobody can forecast the economy. It's not science; it's an art.