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Beware: Some Producer Awards Aren't Worth Accepting

Sep 11, 2011

Rather than spend your money on designations and awards of dubious significance, concentrate on recognized credentialing programs, such as the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards' CFP® designation. Even membership in an industry association such as the Financial Planning Association or the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors is a better use of your marketing and professional development capital, even if membership requirements of those associations are less strenuous than the CFP Board's. Read more >

Robert Bloink, Esq., LL.M.
William H. Byrnes, Esq.
September 11, 2011

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