Is the CFP license worthy? How is the exam and how to meet the experience requirements if you are working in public acct?

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How do you convince a parent in their 60s without a large portfolio (less than 300k) that they don’t need a CFP? Late to the investment game, don’t want to do daily/weekly monitoring, and are worried about expenses, thus they want to go the CFP route but I’m trying to tell them CFPs and Wealthfront/Schwab/Fidelity aren’t going to do anything drastically different. It’s probably an age/trust thing or maybe I’m wrong and a CFP is the route to go at their age/portfolio size. Thoughts?

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CFP thinking of taking a few month career break to search for a new position. Need a recharge and to reevaluate, not to mention time to search. Would this be a mistake? Thanks

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Hi, Can anyone refer me to JP Morgan, MSCI or any other firm in the Wealth Management domain? I'm a certified financial planner and CFA L1 Candidate with 2+ YOE Thanks in advance.

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My company offered to pay my way through the CFP program, on the contingency that I will pass and also stay with them for 10 years after the fact. Is this normal? It seems unfair to make me pay them back down the road if I decide to take a better opportunity. It’s a small business that is worried I will leave.

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Any fintechs looking for consultants that have strategy and product management experience and a CFP?

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Working on my CFP. Enjoying it so far, except for the financial calculator part. This seems outdated, when Excel and other online tools exist. Seriously, has anyone been with a client in the past decade where they whipped out an HP 12C and “wowed” their client?

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Any advice on how to find a CFP? Or any suggestions in the DC area? Parents are thinking about retiring soon and need more advice/guidance than I feel comfortable giving

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Anyone took CFP exam? How hard is it compared to CPA? And how many hours prep?thanks

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Considering becoming a CFP and CFA but I’d like to know what the job market looks like. For those of you who are practicing, how long were you searching for a job and are you satisfied with your experience thus far?

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At this point all I care about is salary what would result in your opinion most money •CFP •CPA •prestigious MBA •CFA •CAIA •coding boot camp I’m at $85k now

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Any idea what the average compensation is for a Non-sales associate with 15 years experience and a CFP (large city)...

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What would be a comparable salary/bonus for someone 15 years in the industry as an associate with a CFP... client service but no business development experience? @northwestern mutual

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Just started a new job and after doing some research found out they do not offer a Roth 401k. My choices are limited to a traditional 401k or After-Tax Contributions. After speaking with a friend who’s a CFP, he suggested I contribute only to the After-Tax, but I wanted to validate that advice here. If it helps I’m 24 and my current base is around 110k. Thanks in advance!

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What is the quickest way to jam a bunch of CFP CE credits in? I'm 20 hours away and have a July 31st deadline ugh

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I’m looking for a referral to a Certified Financial Planner. I want someone to help me paint my full financial picture, and start to lay out what the next 30 years look like wrt kids college, FIRE, Etc…. Thanks y’all.

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For those of you with the CFP designation, did it help you win over business much more so than prior to you getting the designation?

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What nuggets of wisdom do you fishes have for someone who is thinking of getting a CPA/CFA or CFP deep into my career (have a different qualification). What is the most straightforward way (self-financed, since I have another qualification)? These would compliment my work as an actuary.

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33 year old with MBA thinking about a career change from financial services consultant to certified financial planner. Any advice?

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Anyone know of any resources where you can get dual credits for CPA/CFP continuing education?

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Anyone have a financial advisor with CFP that is licensed in NC they would be willing to refer and their AUM minimums. Wife and I need recommendations

Thoughts on getting CFP when done with CPA (1 test left) and pivoting from audit to personal financial planning? Estates, taxes, savings, etc. Or should I just stick the OG plan and go into industry FP&A when I make senior/CPA?

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My uncle, and aunt, had about $750k in investments scattered across 14 different retirement accounts, brokerage accounts, annuities, on different platforms. They are 65. Three months ago they asked me if I could help them consolidate everything. I agreed. We started the process and this week the last of the funds came into their new Vanguard accounts! Question: how do I scale this work organically, as a side hustle? I have an MBA in finance, but no CFP or other financial planning designation.

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I am taking the CFP exam in July. I currently have my RICP but I struggle with how to market the designation. I’m fearful that I will have the same problem with the CFP. What do you do to show people you have these designations aside from having the letters after your name? @

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Can I start an LLC and manage people’s money through a fund account without being a licensed CFP or having passed the series 7, etc?

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Looking for a FA preferably a CFP to join our team in Columbus Ohio.

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So I am a W-2 salaried CFP at a small IRA and I have a neighbor who runs his own practice and asked if I knew anyone who would be looking for part time paraplanning work. After thinking about it I got to wondering if its compliant and okay for an advisor to do something like that on the side for extra income or would that be considered a conflict on interest as an OBA?

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Hey everyone . What is the best approach / program for a seasoned advisor to pass the CFP via self study program ? Thanks

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Please debate: college football is less fun now that the top 3 spots each year in the CFP are Bama, Clemson & Ohio state with the 4th seemingly open to Georgia, ND, Oklahoma? If you agree, what would mix it up?

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