Join Early Retirement Today
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
change of employment
Old 05-18-2009, 02:37 PM   #1
Confused about dryer sheets
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 4
change of employment

Hey fellas,

New to the site....great to be here with you currently 35 with a wife and two kids......thinking about getting in to financial planning.....i have a friend who has recruited me to his agency.....i would need to pass the series 6 and 63 and then begin training.....very good reputable company but i would like your input.....i have until the end of june to make up my mind. any ex financial planners out there want to sound off Thanks in advance!

crazylegs is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 Early Retirement and Financial Independence Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

Are you planning to be financially independent as early as possible so you can live life on your own terms? Discuss successful investing strategies, asset allocation models, tax strategies and other related topics in our online forum community. Our members range from young folks just starting their journey to financial independence, military retirees and even multimillionaires. No matter where you fit in you'll find that is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with our members, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create a retirement blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 05-18-2009, 02:56 PM   #2
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso) Give me a forum ...
REWahoo's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Texas Hill Country
Posts: 39,206
Do you know how to play the piano?

Numbers is hard.

Retired in 2005 at age 58, no pension

REWahoo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-2009, 04:19 PM   #3
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 1,183
His Agency? Please say it's not Edward Jones or Ameriprise!
crazy connie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-2009, 06:00 PM   #4
Recycles dryer sheets
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 287
About 100 years ago, I worked as an admin in a couple of different big name brokerage firms. I'd eat ground glass before I would work as a commissioned sales person in the securities business. At that time (and likely still is) the "financial analysts" or whatever they were called were glorified salesmen driven by making commissions. Series 7 was the exam then; I believe the 6 is for mutual funds or annuities only. I'd run, but that's just me. Proceed at your own risk.
bubba is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-2009, 06:14 PM   #5
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 4,929
Uh oh.

Series 6 is the FINRA exam for persons who will be selling only mutual funds and variable annuities. Series 63 is the FINRA exam to sell stocks, bonds, warrants, and such.

If you really want to do financial planning, check carefully. With just these exams, there is a good chance you'll be a commission based salesman in fact if not in name.

Series 65 is the FINRA exam to operate as an Investment Advisor representative. It's the one that covers goodies like the Prudent Person Rule, risk tolerance, and other things that I'd expect an actual investment advisor/financial planner to know about.
M Paquette is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Self employment after ER? David1961 Life after FIRE 53 06-12-2009 08:44 AM
Self Employment ndfmnlf FIRE and Money 16 07-29-2007 01:14 PM
employment contracts....... wildcat Young Dreamers 16 11-06-2006 07:42 AM
What is or was your employment background? wildcat Other topics 39 10-10-2005 01:28 PM
SE tax self-employment vic FIRE and Money 8 07-09-2005 03:44 PM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:11 PM.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.