I don't know if this is the right board for this question - please redirect it if it's not Does anyone know where I can get financial advice from real people who live on the same planet I do? !!! I'm about to receive a lump sum of money & I feel I should get some sound advice before I decide what to do with it. However, all the agencies I've researched seem to cater to a clientele so very, very different from me & my situation that I just can't see myself calling. I know a good professional should be able to give the same service to someone earning $20K p.a as some one earning $220K - but I'd like to talk to someone who wouldn't look at me like I've got 2 heads. I mean, I NEVER aspire to own/do what seems to be most of mainstream Australia's idea of just "normal" financial goals. And the way I do want to live, many people see as weird or "alternate". Does anyone know where I can start to look for real people with both feet on this planet who can help me understand my options/responsibilities?