A premium subscription is required to access this article. Article Date: 09/14/2016 Independent Financial Planners are the Most Trusted Advisors Honesty and trustworthiness are the primary criteria investors use in selecting a financial advisor. When the advisor is effectively working for him- or herself and not for a large financial provider, their honesty and trustworthiness is perhaps easier to judge.Generally, Independent Financial Planners work with investors to create comprehensive financial strategies ... Log in to view full article. If you already have a subscription, please log in with your email address and password. User Name (Email Address): Password: Forgot your password? Click here to have your password emailed to you. To purchase a premium subscription, please use the links below. One-year premium subscription with unlimited access to all articles including reprint rights (see terms and conditions) for $2,000.00. Monthly subscription (3 month minimum) with unlimited access to all articles including reprint rights (see terms and conditions) for $195/mo.