It's important to trust your financial advisor and knowing a thing or two about them can help.
Check out these resources to look into your financial advisor's background.
VERIFY LICENSE: Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs
RESEARCH BROKERS: BrokerCheck
REGISTERED: Investment Advisor Public Disclosure
CREDENTIAL RESEARCH: CFP Board
RESOURCE: Chartered Financial Consultant course
FROM THE S.E.C.: Tips for checking out brokers