By Lovaii Navlakhi, CFP
Last week, I heard about my friend’s colleague who passed away in an accident – he used to be a client of ours. He had done some investments through us a few years back and we had also done a financial plan for him, but before we could discuss execution he moved away and then didn’t follow through with us.
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By Taylor Liao, CFP
In Shakespeare’s drama ”Hamlet”, Prince Hamlet said “There is nothing neither good nor bad, but thinking makes it so.” I say that there is no career neither good nor bad, but your choice makes it so. Your career reflects your philosophy of life and values.
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By Sunho Kim, CFP
I didn’t know anything about life insurance until I began working for a life insurance company in1986. After I did the company training course, which involved me going to the Korea Insurance Institute, I became aware of the importance of insurance, and especially life insurance.
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By Daehong Kwon, CFP
I seek to be a professional financial planner, but still have a long way to go before claiming with confidence that I have done everything to reach that level. For now, I am striving to be the best, irreplaceable financial planner to my clients I am servicing, and, at the same time, I am observing excellent financial planners around me to learn from them.
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By Taylor Liao, CFP
What is the key to being a competent financial planner: skills, knowledge or something else? The answer may not be how professional one acts or how amazing their presentation is: thick stacks of paper with fancy drawings that deliver the perfect solution for the clients every time.
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By Mark DiGiovanni, CFP
In its summer 2005 issue, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences published a piece in its journal Daedalus titled “The Professions in America Today: Crucial but Fragile.” The article offered this definition of a profession:
Generically, professions consist of individuals who are given a certain amount of prestige and autonomy in return for performing for society a set of services in a disinterested way.
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By Suresh Sadagopan, CFP
The perception most planners have is that clients will not pay for advice. This somehow has been so ingrained into the psyche of players in the financial services space that it is taken for gospel. However, as with any kind of generalization, this is just a myth.
Continue reading Remuneration Model: Which One is Best?
By Michael Snowdon, CFP
FPSB’s Financial Planner Code of Ethics and Professional Responsibility creates the foundation for CFP professionals. Principle number 1 – Client First – is the cornerstone of that document. Here is what it says:
Place the client’s interest first. Placing the client’s interests first is a hallmark of professionalism, requiring the financial planning professional to act honestly and not place personal gain or advantage before the client’s interests.
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