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Your number one challenge Commented on: 4 days ago (February 24, 2015)

Time management.

Personal Trading Allowed? Commented on: 4 days ago (February 24, 2015)

Most do. Just call the recruiters and get the rules in writing before you make any decisions.

Contemplating Financial Advisor Commented on: 4 days ago (February 24, 2015)

You need sales training. No one will care how smart you are if you can't motivate them to follow your suggestions.

Good luck.

Prospecting in a Shopping Mall? Commented on: 46 weeks ago (April 7, 2014)

Doesn't seem very professional.

Joining a private golf club Commented on: 49 weeks ago (March 18, 2014)

I would approach it like any other club. While playing, the members will no doubt ask you what you do. Have a simple, non threatening "elevator speech" ready and let them follow up with you....

Taking the 7 on Monday wish me luck Commented on: 49 weeks ago (March 16, 2014)

Know the options calcs.

CFP exam tips? Commented on: 50 weeks ago (March 13, 2014)

For me the hardest parts were investments and retirement. Lots of nuances that you need to study.

That said, I studied my ass off and passed.

Good luck. It's really the best title...

Needed: Post Modern Portfolio Theory Software Commented on: 50 weeks ago (March 13, 2014)

Allocation Master is a good model to use.

Wealth Management vs. Insurance Commented on: 1 year ago (February 26, 2014)

Ask any prospective employer for a copy of a "real" financial plan they give clients.

That will show you if they're a FP firm or just a sales outfit.

Starting a B/D vs. Going Independent Commented on: 1 year ago (February 26, 2014)

There are many wonderful products out there for the pure RIA. Less hassles.

You have to ask yourself, what advantages would having a B/D bring you?

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