After over three years of hard work, I can finally call myself a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER® certificant.
Being able to use the CFP® marks, is one of the greatest accomplishments I have had in my short career.
The process wasn’t easy. I had to pass six advanced courses in financial planning, insurance, investments, estate planning, taxes, and retirement planning. I had to pass a two-day test, that covered all subjects. Finally, I had to have three years of qualified work experience.
As you can imagine, getting the email from the CFP® board that I’m a financial planner was very rewarding.
So what now?
I’m working on a way to offer virtual financial consulting on a fee-only basis to readers of Gen Y Wealth. There is another test to pass. Plus, a lot of legal stuff I need to cover, but expect to hear more on this in early 2011.
Anyways, enough about me. Let’s get onto to the weekend reading:
- The Carnival of Personal Finance at Mighty Bargain Hunter
- Put Up Passive Barriers at The Simple Dollar
- Does Your Spending Match Your Values at Get Rich Slowly
- Love Your Colleagues 30 Minutes a Week at Financial Samurai
- Your College Major May Not Be As Important As You Think at NY TIMES