I have an intriguing offer from a firm that has close to 750MM AUM - 2 partners and 3 CFPs (a couple associate JDs and CPAs). FEE ONLY () , minimum 10K fee a year, though the average client opts for %AUM. Will pay me salary as an assistant (well above that of a POA at ML) and pay for me to get my CFP, then partnership or further education paid for is possible (JD, MBA, CPA or a combination).This is a regional, very respected company, and makes me realize you wirehouse guys have a " " job. I am interviewing with the wirehouses, and they thrill me about as much as a cancer diagnosis. Its really great to hold a couple licenses that allow you to sell "suitable" manufactured products. Prove me wrong, wirehousers. ML, WS, and SB are trying to convince me of their "great training." Otherwise, my FEE ONLY firm's AUM/rep out of the gate is so much larger than any wirehouse you have out there, plus I can act as a true fiduciary and sleep at night knowing I haven't conned my client out of a "$2 rip."I am waiting for the VA/VUL "heroes" to explain to me how they sleep at night. "Suitability is great for Grandma, as long as I get a commission!" What's the future of a financial planner doubling as an investment advisor? Seems like a license to steal, regardless of whether you make your client money. Fee + commission "advisors" are dinosaurs.Waiting for the JT Marlin grease to chime in.