My wife is an interior (and event) designer, and when it comes to professionals in those worlds, she has "a guy" for everything. She has a list of general contractors who know how to demolish and build entire rooms. She works with fabricators who create furniture, fabricators who can make window treatments, ironworkers, fine artists, and art consultants. Not to mention painters, electricians, a neon sign guy, and the list goes on. Each vendor has a specialty.
The financial world, just like any other industry, has specialized professionals too. Sometimes it's obvious when you should hire a financial pro. Other times, you might not even know what you don't know. Finances are somewhat intangible, unlike laying down tile in your kitchen, so it might not be evident to you when you should reach out for professional help. So here's a guide to help you understand eight different financial professionals, what they do, and who should hire them.