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Old 11-24-2013, 03:51 PM   #41
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Were I you I would look around your 'neighborhood' to identify up and coming businesses that would be a potential skills fit. Research the top 5-7 and start building relationships that would produce an employment offer. Criteria: high potential business, good corporate culture, market pay. A pressure cooker corporate culture produces high turnover, I would avoid it if possible.
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Old 12-23-2013, 08:46 AM   #42
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I'd like to suggest a more specific career. If you like working with people, consider becoming an hourly financial planner.

About 2004, I was asked to help with my in-laws affairs. This included managing their investments. There was a legal requirement to have a CFP or the equivalent do a one-time review of my plans for their money. I found a guy in Seattle who had just started a business as an hourly fee planner. He had the CFP and for a reasonable amount of money he looked over my plan and gave it his blessing.

Since then, I have kept in touch with this man. His business has been a landslide success. For him it was a second career and now ten years later, he is mostly retiring while leaving behind a firm with 5 planners and a big backlog of people looking for help.

As a fee-planner, he does not manage money. He has no conflicts, and loves his job. I think the firm is charging more than $250 an hour.

So, you could go back to school somewhere that offers the CFP courses. Then, take the tests, and either start on your own, or join another fee-planner.

While most of the folks on this site, and those on the Boglehead site are comfortable doing their own money management, there are millions more who want a little help.
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Old 12-31-2013, 04:07 PM   #43
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I think is was on NPR, in one of their tech programs, that there are services that can analyze a client's finances and make recommendations. One can even handle Quicken files. It mentioned that it advised one client that they were spending more than necessary on Uber, that in many cities the client visited taxi service was convenient and cheaper. A savvy financial advisor could leverage those services.

One missing service is guidance on insurance.
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