"A penny saved is a penny earned." — Benjamin Franklin
A modern gentleman knows his financial planner personally.
He relies on neither a good name nor even the recommendations of friends as substitutes for a handshake and one-on-one meeting to appraise the trustworthiness of another in handling his money.
Others might regard a man named Eddie Patel capable of little more than running a clean EconoLodge, but I know he is fully capable of “making it rain.”