I'm a near-40-year-old looking to make a career change as a financial planner. I am indifferent with regard to working for fee-only or commission, but after some research, no reputable firm will sponsor me for a 7/66 as a part-timer (I was told that this was mostly for compliance reasons), which lead me to fee-only. I will be taking the s65 in 2-weeks and registering in New York State, afterwards I would like to get a job as an intern/PT/paraplanner working 5-7 hrs a week, just to learn the business. I'm wondering if this is a good idea or if there are other ways for me to get my foot in the door. Starting sooner is not an option since I am 3-years away from a government pension.