Many elderly Americans are receiving financial guidance from advisers with credentials that sound impressive, but can be earned in just a few days.
LESS RIGOROUS CREDENTIALS: Certified Senior Adviser, Certified Retirement Financial Adviser, Registered Financial Gerontologist, Certified Retirement Counselor.
MORE RIGOROUS CREDENTIALS: CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER[™ professional], Chartered Financial Analyst.
New York Times
July 8, 2007