Updated Saturday, October 25, 2014 as of 12:15 AM ET

Want More Female Planners? Start Early

I am one of nine children, and my father and mother had to learn how to "spread the wealth" even when there wasn't a lot to spread around. This took a lot of skill, a significant amount of effort, and even a little bit of luck. It taught me and my siblings the value of money, but also sharing and sacrifice.

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Comments (2)
I guess it is ok to run an advertisement as an article but the disclosure should be made at the author's name, not at the footnote. The key was the repetitive use of CFP Professional, almost an oxymoron considering the recent actions that have occurred.
Posted by Consumer A | Wednesday, April 23 2014 at 12:18PM ET
Nancy, you speak only to the supply side of the equation. On the demand side are the numerous firms who are unwilling to pay qualified recruits (male or female) a living wage and by design or default continue the outdated legacy practices of commission-only income. Women (or men) smart enough to figure that one out have other, more rewarding career opportunities. At the end of the day, it's adverse selection, not competency, that results in the high washout rate among young financial reps.
Posted by Neil W | Wednesday, April 23 2014 at 1:14PM ET
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