If you subscribe to the theory that it takes an army to fully comprehend and explain the “the art” of being a financial services professional, then The American College has a book for you.

“Financial Planning: The New Century” has 17 authors who provide relevant information on tax planning, retirement planning, estate planning, insurance and risk management, and investments.

There are lots of nifty charts that can be used to emphasize a point. Authors also conclude chapters with a paragraph that sums up a detailed concept you are trying to convey to a client.

“Financial Planning: The New Century/The American College's Guide to the State of the Art for Financial Services Professionals,” (ISBN 1579960294) is published by The American College and costs $39 at bookstores and online services nationwide.