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Did Debt Kill the Retirement Dream?

Commercial Photography at Olympia TrustA Discussion of Financial Planning and the Challenges of Modern Retirement Planning

By Cora Pettipas, Vice President and a Board of Director of the National Exempt Market Association (NEMA) in Canada

We have all dreamt of it, usually after a particularly demanding period of work. Cleaning off our desk, and departing indefinitely from the office, idealizing a permanent beach vacation (or functional equivalent). Retirement is defined as when a person ceases working voluntarily, as they have built up enough resources and income entitlements to do so. However, the new retirement will likely mean something else, whether it be partial retirement, career change, or retiring later.

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Why CFP Professionals Need Increased Education Standards

By Suresh Sadagopan, CFP, India

Financial planners offer advice to clients on financial matters, so it is necessary to have a level of knowledge and skill that is suitable to advise a client correctly. Ongoing, continuing education keeps financial planners current and allows them to maintain a competitive edge.

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Point/Counterpoint: How important is initial and ongoing education to being a successful financial planning professional?

Simon Hassan, CFP, New Zealand:

Not only is it necessary to attain and maintain your knowledge and skills, it is also a sign of your commitment to being part of a profession that puts clients first. As research shows, it will also probably improve your income and the long-term value of your business.

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Financial Planet Poll: Should a college degree be required to become a CFP professional?

 

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