I own a basic home, a boring car, and 2 rental properties, and I currently max out my 401k and IRA. I have 0 debt, except the mortgages
I worked with a financial planner for a short period, and was disappointed in the advice or rather the sales pitch I heard every day.
Should I be buying books and reading every night, tracking down another financial planner (perhaps a fee-only), or just paying down mortgage balances ?
If you have been in my position and now feel that you have a firm grasp of every investment option, and what's right for you, what did it take to get you there? Books, College classes, professional assistance?