Summary and Info
Recent years have witnessed the rapid expansion of the personal financial-planning market, with tens of thousands of new planners entering the field. In addition, numerous advisers in the banking, accounting, and insurance fields are beginning to offer planning services. And according to a report from the U.S. Department of Labor, employment of personal financial advisers is "expected to grow faster than the average for all occupations through the year 2012.... As the number and complexity of investments rises, more individuals will look to financial advisers to help manage their money." Updated throughout to reflect the latest industry trends and regulations, Getting Started as a Financial Planner is a hands-on guide to making the move to becoming a fee-based financial planner. Noted practitioner Jeffrey Rattiner covers everything a beginning financial planner will need to know, from setting up a practice and communicating with clients to managing investments and marketing services. In addition, he has added a new chapter covering the latest planning models.