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International Financial Planning is the Future

Jae young Yang - CFP KoreaBy Jaeyoung Yang, CFP

Every day, your location becomes less and less important. In the past, people lived in a region, and it made up their entire world. A person’s location no longer restricts them from experiencing the rest of the world. Our environment is constantly changing, due to the development of vehicles, ships, airplanes etc.

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The Impact of the Consumer Protection Act

Korean Financial Planning Professional Sunho KimBy Sunho Kim, CFP

The topic that has newly emerged, in the aftermath of the global financial crisis that swept the world in 2008, is financial consumer protection. Korea received a lot of attention from the world over this topic, when the 2010 G20 Summit Meeting in Seoul adopted financial consumer protection as part of the agenda for the next meeting.

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What Financial Planning Needs to do to Become a Profession

By Dan Candura, CFP

Whether financial planning is a profession or an industry is the subject of a current discussion among financial planners. Some worry that the term “industry” diminishes the aspirations of those who created a new way to deliver financial services to consumers.

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Choosing Careers: Follow Your Heart, but Know Where the Money Is

By Joel Redmond, CFP

What should I be when I grow up? Most of us remember asking ourselves this question at some point in our lives – and answering it.

Did what we told ourselves then match the careers we have now? Probably – for a lucky few.

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A Day in the Life of a Financial Planner

By Patrick Canion, CFP

In many ways, it was an easy decision. The office was air-conditioned. I had my own desk. And, unlike the factory at which I had previously worked, the boss didn’t yell at me for sitting down on the job.

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I Don’t Want to Retire

Junesoo Chang, CFPBy Junesoo Chang, CFP

In many countries, the average life span exceeds 80 years. This was unheard of until 1990. Life span is slowly increasing and these days, it is not too surprising to see people live to be 100. Knowing this fact, what career could you see yourself doing for the rest of your life?

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Financial Planning: The Right Profession for the Right Reasons

By Mark DiGiovanni, CFP

Let me get this out of the way right at the beginning – in my opinion, there is only one kind of financial planner, and that’s a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER professional. Those who are not CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER professionals, but call themselves financial planners, are attempting to be viewed as part of a profession for which they have not yet qualified.

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Financial Regulation: Even Eagles Need a Push

Suresh Sadagopan CFP IndiaBy Suresh Sadagopan, CFP

“It is an interconnected world. What is happening in the west has a bearing on the rest. That is very evident in our line – financial planning.”

The meltdown in 2008 has resulted in regulators looking askance, at all financial service players.

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