Do any of you honestly think you could be pulling in a one million dollar a year salary within the next 15-20 years....or is that just something we dont realistically aim for in our industry?

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Thinking of leaving a $80k salary banker job to become an FA at a competitor. Salary is $60k + inheriting a retired advisor’s book. Has anyone taken a salary paycut like this? Tips/advice?

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Pru’s comp plan changes were just announced for next year. Do all companies change frequently? I feel like this is my 6th big change in 9 years.

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Would you take a high salary ($80k+) but minimal bonuses, or low salary (less than $30k) with unlimited bonus/commission potential? I’m in between two offers for a private banker role

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What’s a good third party platform for smaller clients who need long term growth. I’m looking for good trail comp options. I don’t want to open smaller advisory accounts that require annual reviews.

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Your birthday is in a few days, you just got your bonus, are happy with your savings/retirement contribs, and have disposable income. What do you buy yourself for a birthday gift?

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Best tips and tricks to stay fit and healthy. Bonus for any diets that have worked for you!?

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When negotiating compensation at a new company, new role, should I tell them (or omit) what I make now?

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For rookie FAs: how much success have you had negotiating your comp? I’m a rookie and I made zero progress from pushing back on starting pay. I’m curious what’s even possible.

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Mass Mutual: how’s comp? Culture?Thoughts?

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Which firms pay a base salary for financial advisors and how much is the base? Everyone share your salary if you have one!

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Do you ever share your salary with anyone other than spouse/SO? As in other family members, close friends, coworkers who you’re friends/close with?

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Would you move to an arguably weaker bank/firm for a significantly higher comp?

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Happiness and potential for growth vs. great compensation -- which one do you prefer?

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At what salary point did you feel "content" if ever? At $90k, and I've always figured once I got to $200k I'd be "good" and chill out, thoughts on that?

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Honest and serious question: how is deferred compensation legal? How can firms unilaterally decide that they are going to defer earned pay for upwards of 8+ years?

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Anyone have insight into American Century Investments on their culture / reputation / comp?

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How much has your salary grown since starting your career? Pretty curious to see how others have advanced.

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How much of your salary do you donate and to what organizations / causes?

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Opinion: work with a firm as an independent, self employed financial advisor. On a draw right now ends soon, not nearly enough AUM to sustain. Got offer from insurance agency that will pay salary +

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Honest and serious question: how is deferred compensation legal? How can firms unilaterally decide that they are going to defer earned pay for upwards of 8+ years?

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Do you ever share your salary with anyone other than spouse/SO? As in other family members, close friends, coworkers who you’re friends/close with?

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Pru’s comp plan changes were just announced for next year. Do all companies change frequently? I feel like this is my 6th big change in 9 years.

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Which firms pay a base salary for financial advisors and how much is the base? Everyone share your salary if you have one!

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Your birthday is in a few days, you just got your bonus, are happy with your savings/retirement contribs, and have disposable income. What do you buy yourself for a birthday gift?

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Mass Mutual: how’s comp? Culture?Thoughts?

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Happiness and potential for growth vs. great compensation -- which one do you prefer?

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Best way to attract a junior advisor to your firm? Looking for someone who is licensed and knows how to work with clients but maybe not the best marketer. Best comp structure?

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For rookie FAs: how much success have you had negotiating your comp? I’m a rookie and I made zero progress from pushing back on starting pay. I’m curious what’s even possible.

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Best tips and tricks to stay fit and healthy. Bonus for any diets that have worked for you!?

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Anyone have insight into American Century Investments on their culture / reputation / comp?

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For those that work at an RIA and are relatively “young” advisors - what’s your compensation structure? Base + bonus + referral fees? Split rep fee?

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Opinion: work with a firm as an independent, self employed financial advisor. On a draw right now ends soon, not nearly enough AUM to sustain. Got offer from insurance agency that will pay salary +

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Any Thrivent Advisors our there? What is the compensation structure? What is the culture like?

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Can anyone here whom has had their brokerage acquired by another firm tell me if they received a retention bonus or "golden handcuffs" to stick around with the new firm? If you did, how much was it?

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Would you take a high salary ($80k+) but minimal bonuses, or low salary (less than $30k) with unlimited bonus/commission potential? I’m in between two offers for a private banker role

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Anyone know or familiar with Regions Bank FA program? Do they have a good culture, steady referrals and what’s the comp like? Just evaluating... Seems like they are rapidly/aggressively growing..

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How much of your salary do you donate and to what organizations / causes?

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Do any of you honestly think you could be pulling in a one million dollar a year salary within the next 15-20 years....or is that just something we dont realistically aim for in our industry?

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