I have previously stated from my other posts that I am having difficulty making a decision. I am with a major wire who has bumped their minimum HH to 250k and it is leaving thinking about my future with my firm. I have a unique situation because I was previously with an Indy. I felt like I was a little green and needed some training. Also, I'll be honest, I was hurting financially and the thought of a salary was the main reason I left. I have been in discussions with my previous boss and I will always have an office waiting for me at his firm. I have been in discussions and I have been offered to take over his book of business and the firm itself after 4 years when he retires if I come back. He wants to expand a little and know's I have the management skills and energy to accomplish some short term plans. I would go back to no salary, but a lot more training and prospects and contacts.I know I am with a great firm, but I can't help but think about the fact that I won't own my book and have no real equity in my business. I also have a problem knowing that i can make the same amount of money with half of the AUM. Any opinions would be greatly appreciated. Anyone who wants to flame is welcome to do so. I would like to get opinions from both sides.