A Tale of Two Graduates

Lee, Shelley A.
June 2000
Journal of Financial Planning;Jun2000, Vol. 13 Issue 6, p62
Academic Journal
This article explores the career challenges confronting financial planners in the U.S. Most of today's successful financial planners entered the business via other careers. However, not all new financial planners have thrived in the business during initial entry. Some of the placement challenges include: tendency of the profession to attract people with strong motivation to help others in an environment of personal relationships; variety of available positions; and entry-level salaries. There has been concern among veterans that financial planner hopefuls will encounter discouraging stumbling blocks at their initial point of entry into the profession. In response to the issue, the Financial Planning Association is beginning to focus on ways to develop better career paths in financial planning. INSET: Real Money, Real Lessons.


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