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CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER professionals may become certified to use the CFP Marks in more than one territory by obtaining CFP certification from the FPSB Member in the new territory. Those Individuals must abide by the certification renewal requirements of FPSB Members in both the home and new territories. Use the form below to determine what the across-border certification requirements are in your territory:


 

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The Last Great Derivatives Trade of the 21st Century

Joel Redmond, CFPBy Joel Redmond, CFP, United States

The derivatives markets have gotten a bad rap in the recent past. In one sense, this is rightly so. The term credit default swap will never have the same connotation it had prior to 2008. Collateralized debt obligations have made investors warier than they used to be.

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Financial Planners Should Want More Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

By Mark DiGiovanni, CFP, United States

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You might think the preceding figure is the current interest rate on money market accounts.  While that might be true, for this discussion that figure is the amount of time a CFP professional in the United States is required to spend Continuing Professional Development (CPD).  It is equivalent to:

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Fee Disclosure and Why Financial Advisers Should Be More Like Athletes

By Dan Candura, CFP, United States

With all the controversy surrounding the use of performance enhancing drugs by professional athletes, it would seem strange to advocate that financial advisers should emulate them. I certainly don’t suggest that our profession take on the “win at any cost” mentality that pervades sports. But, there is one area where I think the practices of sports teams can help our profession.

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Financial Formulas: How To Express a Client’s Life in Numbers

By Joel Redmond, CFP, United States

Life doesn’t always go according to formula, but formulas play a much bigger part in our lives than we might think. For example, one popular formula is used in every love story: boy meets girl, boy loses girl, boy wins girl back.

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Financial Planners: You’ll Never Know It All

By Joel Redmond, CFP, United States

The more we study finance, the more we must come to the abrupt and inevitable realization that there is never an end to what we can learn. In the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale The Garden of Paradise, the prince visiting the garden notices the different fruits on the trees.

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Financial Planning For The Masses Works – As Long As You Can Really Reach The Masses!

By Michael Kitces, CFP

It has long been a criticism of financial planning that it is focused too far up the wealth scale. Financial planning firms in the US at best only start serving the “mass affluent” (typically defined as $100,000 to $1 million in investment assets), and the elite independent firms often have minimums of one or several million dollars.

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The Financial Planning Profession at War: Which Flag Do You Fly?

by Mark DiGiovanni, CFP

I grew up in New York State, but I’ve lived my entire adult life in Georgia.  As a result, I’ve heard a lot about the American Civil War over the years. One of the most iconic symbols of the American Civil War is the Confederate Battle Flag, familiar to anyone who ever saw an episode of “The Dukes of Hazzard”.

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10 Tips For New Financial Planners To Maximize Career Progression

By Michael Kitces, CFP

Getting started as a financial planner is difficult. Although not quite the ugly environment of decades ago, where every prospective advisor was simply thrown out into the cold to fend for themselves trying to find clients in a brutal demonstration of natural selection and survival of the fittest, the fact that financial planning is still dominated by small firms with limited experience in hiring and training makes formal career paths rare.

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