Making a Difference

Tuttle, Mary
April 1996
Journal of Financial Planning;Apr96, Vol. 9 Issue 2, p8
Academic Journal
This article discusses how financial planners can take a few lessons from some real life small events, like some children playing a game. The author focuses on a basketball match in which his little daughter participated. She found the coach's decision of using his best player more to ensure the team's odds of winning "totally unfair." Then the author correlates coach's planning with the decision making of some planners. Similar attitude adjustment should be contemplated by some members of the financial planning community. The author then refers to the calls and letters received by him from financial planners. They point fingers at the forces within the profession and comment on the lack of representation for the financial planning community in the public forum, or that actions are nor taken quickly or strongly enough to suit the needs of their businesses. The author then suggests that like his daughter, they can shape their fate through active participation and positive actions. Together, thousands of financial planning professionals making a small difference in their communities will do wonders for the country.


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