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Wanted: Holistic, Certified Planning

Aug 20, 2013

Americans are interested in holistic financial advice and competent advisers with a financial planning certification, according to a survey.

Nearly all Americans expect a financial adviser to take into account their entire financial situation, with more than two-thirds wanting advisers to provide comprehensive financial planning services, according to a survey released today by Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. (CFP Board).

A vast majority of those surveyed (91%) said they want their adviser to take into account their total financial situation.  More than two-thirds of survey respondents (70%) also said they would prefer working with an adviser who provides across-the-board financial planning services, compared with 30% who said they would choose someone who specializes only in one area such as retirement. Read More >

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Jill Cornfield
August 20, 2013
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Did You Know?

Among clients who work with an advisor, 87% of those working with a CFP® professional are satisfied or very satisfied, compared with 72% of those who work with an advisor without certification.
Anyone can call himself a “financial planner.” Only professionals who meet CFP Board’s rigorous standards can call themselves CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professionals.
The 2013 Household Financial Planning Survey shows that those with a financial plan feel more confident and report more success managing money, savings and investments than those without a plan.
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