Somethings are better seen then read. I found this infographic over at DailyInfoGraphic.com by Michaela Lacy. It shows what I have mentioned in this blog multiple times, which is that active management cannot consistently beat the market, and below are some good statistics that support this argument.
The value of a financial advisor and money manager is in the financial plan. The market returns are there for the taking. You should be concentrating on how to achieve your goals (college, retirement, travel, etc.) and not how you can beat the S&P by 2%. Beating the market does not ensure you will have enough money for retirement.